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Boyfriend, who called 911, charged in Brandon woman’s death

TAMPA — A Valrico man, who called 911 on Tuesday to alert authorities after finding the body of a Brandon woman outside his house, has been charged with his apparent girlfriend’s death.

Deputies charged Michael Jason Fields, 32, with second-degree murder early this morning in the death of Christina Mahzamani, 32, who died of bludgeoning to her head, an autopsy showed.

Deputies say Fields alerted 911 around 2:20 p.m. to a body found at the side of the house where he was living at 2707 St. Cloud Oaks Drive, later identified as Mahzamani.

After finding drag marks on the grass, and leaves leading from the back yard toward the middle of two houses, deputies say investigators discovered a cinder block with blood behind the home.

Investigators also found an area of dirt with what appeared to be blood and a partial shoe print consistent with the sole of the shoes that Fields was wearing, deputies say.

A search of Fields’ bedroom yielded a pair of pajama pants with blood on the front, deputies say.

Fields told detectives he was Mahzamani’s boyfriend, and she came to visit him at the house on Sunday night around 11 p.m., staying a short time before she left. He said he had no further contact with her.

At around 2 p.m. Monday, a person contacted the sheriff’s office after finding an abandoned 2013 Buick Enclave — registered to Mahzamani — blocking a driveway at 511 Briar Meadows Drive in Valrico, about a half-mile from Fields’ residence and four miles from her home at 1608 Loriana St. in Brandon. Mahzamani’s car keys and other personal items were found inside the car, deputies say.

Mahzamani, the mother of three children ages 3, 7 and 9, was last seen at around 10 p.m. Sunday at her home. She left her home that night but never returned.

Her family reported her missing at 8:45 p.m. Monday and set up a Facebook page to help find her.

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