Police Investigate Homicide of Tampa Woman

A Tampa woman was found dead in her apartment Sunday morning and police believe she had been there for a couple of days.

She was Nancy Grooms, 52, and she lived in the 900 block of 122nd Avenue.

The Hillsborough County Sheriff’s Office believes Grooms death is a homicide.

Authorities say a friend of the victim went to her apartment to check on her since he had not heard from her and when he arrived at the victim’s duplex, deputies say he discovered the victim deceased inside.

Deputies say it appears the victim suffered trauma to the upper torso and had been dead for a couple of days.

The Medical Examiner’s Office will perform an autopsy Monday to determine the cause of death.

If you know anything about this case, you are asked to call the Hillsborough Sheriff’s Office at 813-247-8200 or Crime Stoppers at 1-800-873-8477.