HILLSBOROUGH COUNTY, FLA - The Hillsborough County Medical Examiner's Office has ruled a death investigation that occurred on February 28, 2023, at the Avenue Apartments on the 9100 block of Ave Club Drive as a homicide. Hillsborough County Sheriff's Office detectives identified the man responsible as 52-year-old Thomas Sapp. Deputies arrested Sapp on March 3, 2023, without incident.

"I am grateful for the hard work and collaboration between our detectives and the Medical Examiner's Office to quickly determine the cause of death, and arrest the person responsible," said Sheriff Chad Chronister. "We are grateful to report that the infant found on that horrible night is safe thanks to the efforts of the Hillsborough Child Protective Services."

Thomas Sapp is facing charges of 1st Degree Premeditated Murder, Sexual Battery (Serious Injury), and Child Neglect.

Anyone with information on this case should call the Hillsborough County Sheriff's Office at (813) 247-8200.