Woman finds husband murdered in backyard

3:33 AM, Jun 8, 2007   |    comments
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Lithia, Florida - Hillsborough County Sheriff's deputies are looking for suspects in the murder of 37-year-old Thomas Sehorne.

At 8:08 a.m. Thursday, Sehorne's wife Christine called 911 to say she'd found her husband dead in the backyard of their home on Lithia Pinecrest Road.

Deputies arrived to find Thomas Sehorne's body on the grass next to a carport behind the house.

"[He's got] a lot of trauma to the upper body at this point," said Sgt. Michael Willette of the Hillsborough County Sheriff's office.

"We're working all the angles at this time. You start at 'A,' and you work your way to 'Z'. And I think we're still maybe on 'B' now. So we've got a lot of work still to do."

Several detectives from the homicide division spent hours searching the scene for evidence Thursday.

One officer walked a canine down Holland Oaks Drive, a private road that runs along the side of the Sehornes' house. The canine also sniffed a field behind the house.

Around 12:30 p.m., the medical examiner arrived and determined Lehorne had been killed intentionally.

Detectives took Christine Sehorne in for questioning, but at this point, she is not considered a suspect.

"She's being very cooperative at this point," Sgt. Willette said.

The couple has two children: a 6-year-old son and a 4-year-old daughter. Detectives say that for the time being, they are being cared for by Christine Sehorne's mother.

Deputies are also interviewing neighbors, doing records searches and conducting a full background investigation on the couple.

Detectives expected to remain on scene well into Thursday night.

Janie Porter, Tampa Bay's 10 News

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