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12-033 Arrest Announced In December Murder – PCSO Homicide Clearance Rate for 2011 Is 100%

Murder Suspect Jose Adame

Jose Magana Adame DOB 8/23/87

Release Number:  Who:
Jose Magana Adame
DOB: 8/23/87
LKA: 5476 57th Avenue North – St. Petersburg

First Degree Murder

He is currently in custody at the Catawba County Jail, Hickory, North Carolina

Landy Martinez-Esquivel
DOB: 12/13/90
Address: 5476 57th Avenue North – St. Petersburg

What:  Adame is arrested in connection with the shooting death of 21 year old Landy Martinez Esquivel. The victim was found deceased in his home on December 21, 2011. By following up on tips and developing other investigative information, detectives were able to locate Adame in Hickory, North Carolina. A warrant was issued for his arrest on First Degree Murder and he was taken into custody. He is awaiting extradition at the Catawba County Jail.

For more information on the case – please see News Release 11-305 on the agency website.

Where:  The homicide occurred at the residence located at 5476 57th Avenue North, St. Petersburg.

When:  The homicide occurred in the early hours of December 21, 2011. Deputies discovered Landy’s body in the bedroom of his home while responding to a welfare check just after 10:00 a.m., December 21, 2011.


With the arrest of Adame on First Degree Murder charges, that brings the Sheriff’s Robbery Homicide Unit’s case clearance rate for homicides to 100%. The Unit worked 14 homicide investigations.

The Robbery Homicide Unit also had a 100% case clearance rate for Homicides in 2010.

Adame is expected to be returned to Pinellas County within the next month, following the completion of the extradition process.


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