Suspect sought after Sebring woman found dead behind dumpster

Highlands County
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Authorities are looking for a man suspected of killing a Sebring woman whose body was found behind a dumpster in Tampa in October.

The Highlands County Sheriff’s Office and the U.S. Marshals Service are asking for the public’s help in finding 48-year-old Gary Tyrone Danielle, according to a post on the sheriff’s office’s Facebook page. 

According to detectives, forensic evidence linked Danielle to the death of 28-year-old Laura Pietscher.

Pietscher was found dead behind a dumpster in the 3700 block of 15th Street North in Tampa on Oct. 19. She was last seen alive in Sebring. 

Investigators suspect she had traveled to Tampa with Danielle.

Those with information on the case should contact Det. Trey Marley at 863-991-2202 or

To leave an anonymous tip, use the Highlands County Sheriff’s Office smartphone app or call Heartland Crime Stoppers at 1-800-226-TIPS. 

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