String of Florida Tourist Killings Since Last October Reaches 9 With PM-Tourist Shootings
Undated (AP) _ At least nine foreign visitors have been killed in Florida since last fall. They are:
- Keith Thompson, 42, of Chelmsford, England, was shot and killed Oct. 3, 1992, after refusing to give up his wallet to robbers who accosted him, his wife and two friends outside an Orlando-area motel.
- German tourist Rudi Rohloff, 54, shot to death Dec. 8 while strolling along a quiet street in Fort Myers, in southwest Florida, with his fiance.
- Air Canada executive Marc Nadeau, 33, shot to death in Lake Worth, near Palm Beach, Dec. 29 while walking with his father and son to a store to buy milk.
- Canadian businessman Ralph Passero, 56, shot when he tried to drive away from an apparent robber outside a restaurant in the Sunny Isles beach area north of Miami on Jan. 22.
- Venezuelan Jesus Alberto Delgado, 47, a diplomat on a stopover in Miami after vacationing at home from his post in Switzerland, shot while being robbed outside a friend’s home on Jan. 26.
- German tourist Jorg Schell, 59, shot to death outside a motel in Homestead, southwest of Miami, just after he and his wife parked their rental car and checked in on March 11.
- Barbara Meller Jensen, 39, of Berlin, killed by robbers April 2 when she, her two children and her mother got lost and strayed off an interstate highway into a northeastern Miami neighborhood.
- Uwe-Wilhelm Rakebrand, 33, of Adendorf, Germany, shot to death last Wednesday after his rental car was bumped from behind on a Miami expressway. Ironically, at the time of the attack, his wife was reading a pamphlet advising tourists what action to take when bumped in traffic.
- A British tourist from Yorkshire, killed today during a robbery attempt at an interstate highway rest stop in northern Florida.
Additionally, Christa Lina Emilie, 67, of Berlin, was accidentally hit and killed by a police car being driven by a rookie officer in New Smyrna Beach on March 29.