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Mother finds son & his friend bludgeoned to death in mobile home

SEFFNER, Florida - A true murder mystery is alive and well in Seffner.

Two buddies were found bludgeoned to death in their mobile home at the Parsons Village Mobile Home Park on Sunday night.

The two men were 24-year-old Josh Deas and his roommate, 34-year-old Kenny Simmons. Sadly, it was Josh's mother who found them.

"There was no reason for this to happen. It
was senseless. They were good kids. Josh would give you the shirt off
his back. They were well-loved, well-behaved kids who worked hard. We
are working on the funeral arrangements," Karen Deas told 10 News.

The question remains: who beat the two men to death and why?

According to the Hillsborough County Sheriff's Office, there were no signs of forced entry or signs of robbery.

Sources say the men were found in their boxer shorts.

The two friends met at a Valrico Wal-Mart where they quickly forged a bond, family members say. "They were good buddies," said one friend.

Kenny was later transferred to a Wal-Mart in Seffner, where he was working the overnight shift to keep his days free for teaching.

Jerry Skidmore, Kenny's brother, showed up at the mobile home to claim a few personal items from his brother. Jerry told 10 News that Kenny was a star athlete at Plant City High School, playing football, running track, and wrestling. "Sports were his passion," said Jerry.

Kenny went on to play sports at an Illinois college, then returned to the Bay area to teach. In addition, he was also an assistant football coach for Bloomingdale High School.

The killer is still at large.


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