TAMPA, Fla. - The McDonald's manager who turned in the person now known as the suspected Seminole Heights killer was officially thanked by Mayor Bob Buckhorn and the city of Tampa Wednesday.
Dolanda Walker says Howell Donaldson, III handed her a bag containing a gun and asked her to hang onto it. Instead, she went straight to a Tampa PD officer and broke the case wide open.
"I appreciate and thank everyone for recognizing me. I really do. It's a blessing, I mean, I really appreciate it," Walker said at a ceremony Wednesday.
Walker's actions led to Donaldson's arrest. He now faces four counts of murder.
For 51 days, Tampa police searched for a serial killer in the Seminole Heights area who callously gunned down four innocent people.
And for 51 days, Mayor Bob Buckhorn says they weren't any closer to solving it until Walkers tip.
"She knew it was the right thing to do and because of her courage, we were able to catch Mr. Donaldson. Without her we could still be looking for that man," explained Mayor Buckhorn.
And because of that, Walker was given entire CrimeStoppers reward, $110,000.
Kenny Hoffa, the father of one of the victims, Monica Hoffa, says Walker deserves every penny.
"She is an amazing person. We've met behind closed doors and she's just fantastic. Folks like her, is what makes a community a community," said Hoffa.