Site of double homicide set for demolition

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Owners of the triplex at 2514 Ave. C, Bradenton Beach, plan to demolish the residence, where two people died in October. A permit box for such construction was posted at the property the week ending Nov. 8. Islander Photo: Ryan Paice

The Bradenton Beach triplex where two people were found dead may be gone before the police investigation concludes.

The bodies of Sabrina Dumdei, 37, and Zachary Winton, 34, were discovered Oct. 17 in a rental unit the two shared at 2514 Ave. C.

The police investigation continues.

Bradenton Beach Police Detective Sgt. Lenard Diaz called the case a “probable murder-suicide” after reviewing the scene where the couple died.

Dumdei and Winton had been involved in multiple domestic incidents in the previous few months.

However, Diaz hasn’t provided any additional insight into the incident since attending the Oct. 19 autopsies conducted by the District 12 Medical Examiner’s Office.

He told The Islander Nov. 4 that he was “uncertain” when he would be able to discuss the investigation.

Since the investigation remains open, several items have yet to make the public record, including a 911 call from Dumdei’s mother, Mary, and an Oct. 16 voicemail Winton left his sister, Wendy.

Friends and family of the pair have not responded to The Islander’s inquiries.

In the meantime, the triplex — where blood remained visible on a broken chair and sliding glass doors as of Nov. 7 — was set for demolition.

The property sold Oct. 15 for $819,000 to AMI Partners II LLC.

On Oct. 29, the new ownership paid $11,450 for a demolition permit, according to the Manatee County Property Appraiser Office’s website.

The permit lists residential “alteration or extension” as a purpose for the construction.

Bradenton-based Forristall Enterprises will carry out the demolition.

GoFundMe for the Dumdei family

Sabrina Dumdei’s sister, Crystal, started a GoFundMe fundraiser — “Sabrina Dumdei” — to help the family raise funds for funeral costs and other expenses.

As of Nov. 7, the fundraiser had $13,873 of its $30,000 goal from 126 donors and the GoFundMe page had 1,000 shares.

— Ryan Paice