During Ex-Con Delmer Smith's Reign of Terror in 2009 My Office on Constitution Sq Was Central to All His Attacks, We Were Hunting the Masked Man. Back in May 2009 I was actively hunting the 'masked man' who turned out to be Delmer Smith. We did surveillance on some of the side streets off of Beneva Rd, Clark Rd, Proctor Rd, etc, just sitting doing surveillance and watching for a car cruising the neighborhood. My profile backs then in 2009 was: A number of reports have been made over approximately the past FOUR months, of women being attacked in or near their homes. All of the cases list the suspect as a masked male.The attacker in the Home Invasions in Sarasota and Bradenton Fl has been described by victims as a white male, 5’10” to 6′ 0″ tall, about 175 to 185 lbs, dark hair, speaks in street slang, some victims thought he was black by the way he talks, he wears a black ski mask, long sleeve shirts, gloves and has made statements that he robs to feed a crack cocaine habit. The attacker appears to be targeting mostly middle-aged or senior women, who live alone, creeping into their homes or yards and sneaking up behind them. He strikes them in the head, usually binds them with cords or rope he finds in their homes, then beats them again as he grabs cash, credit cards, jewelry and electronics but robbery does not appear to be the motive. It has been confirmed that a serial attacker of women is at large in the Sarasota Bradenton area who brutalizes his victims. All of the attacks in Sarasota occurred North of Clark Road aka Stickney Point Rd and South of Webber St and centered on Proctor Road. Murdered Georgeann Smith on Jo-An Drive in Sarasota went to the Bee Ridge Baptist Church on Proctor Rd.
OBITUARY Smith, Georgann Lee
Nov. 18, 1971 - April 6, 2009
Georgann Lee Smith, 37, of Sarasota, formerly of Millersport, Ohio, died April 6, 2009. Services will be at 3 pm Sunday Bee Ridge Baptist Church Burial will be Suttons Bay Mich.
UPDATE HERALD TRIBUNE: January 22nd 2018. Delmer Smith beat a woman to death during a string of attacks in 2009, according to the Sarasota County Sheriff’s Office. SARASOTA COUNTY -- A man linked to a series of home invasions who was sentenced to death for killing a woman in 2009 has been charged with another murder that year, the Sarasota County Sheriff’s Office says. According to the Sheriff’s Office, Delmer Smith, now 46, beat a 34-year-old woman to death with a baseball bat in her Sarasota County home in April 2009 during a string of home invasion robberies. He also sexually battered the victim with foreign objects that were left inside her body.
“His name is Delmer Smith III … did he rape and beat 4 other women in a similar manner as Georgann? Yes he did, but he didn’t use a baseball bat on his other victims. The police have DNA to link this creep Delmer Smith to 4 women (in Sarasota Fl), their homes were invaded and he robbed and raped them. Thirty-seven-year-old Georgann Lee Smith was killed in her home Monday April 6, 2009 in the 2100 block of JoAnn Drive in Sarasota, according to Sarasota County Sheriff’s Office. Delmer Smith had not been charged in that case until just recently.
FROM Georgann Smith’s sister July 27th, 2011…They linked Delmer Smith to being in my sister’s (Georgann Smith) home. I received a call earlier in the day and it was confirmed by the Detectives. The bad part is they can’t link him to her murder, because there is no evidence to prove it. The Lead detective re-submitted a piece of evidence to forensics to have a special test performed and that was the link. They found his DNA! I just don’t understand why we have to go through this. Yes, I’m very happy that he is behind bars, but I want his name in BIG BOLD LETTERS on a newspaper clipping saying that he was the one who BRUTALLY MURDERED Georgann, with a beautiful picture of her off to the left. She never received any coverage for her murder. Only that they identified the body of a deceased woman. That is horrible! I wish someone would step in and do an article on her because she was truly an angel. The State Attorney will not charge Delmer Smith because of lack of evidence, so we still do not have JUSTICE! The only justice there is is that he will never leave prison because of everything else he’s done to all the other women!
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