Nicole Ganguzza Murder : Break in the Case Former Orange County Employee Questioned *Evidence Seized*

Posted by BOC Staff | Murdered,Nicole Ganguzza | Wednesday 4 March 2009 7:36 pm

Bruce Trebian, resident of Colonial Hills Mobile Home Park, Orange County, is one of three persons currently being questioned today in connection with the rape and murder of UCF Grad student Nicole Ganguzza. Although WFTV had been reporting the subjects name as Michael Bruce Trebian, sources inside the OCSO have confirmed to Blink on Crime that is incorrect,  and has since been corrected on their site.

Mr. Trebian of 8807 Bexhill Boulevard was a county employee from October 2006 until July 2008, one month after the Ganguzza murder. As a county employee with access to the trail, it was announced that he would be required to provide a DNA sample, but failed to show up that day for work. He did however eventually provide a swab to detectives and subsequently resigned from his position with a satisfactory work record.  In an unusually long resignation letter, Trebian complained of the park and trail being very slow.


It does not appear that Bruce Trebian has a criminal record in Florida, although currently there are 2 civil action cases pending against Mr. Trebian. They can be found here and here. Take note of the judge assigned to the second case; His honor Stan Strickland. Trebian’s Father is in Law Enforcement, assigned as a court officer in Michigan.

Property Records indicate that Trebian owns property in Hernando County, Florida in a living trust arrangement with his mother.

Possible Running Connection

According to both neighbor accounts and sources close to the case, Trebian was an avid runner and could be found running or biking on the trail which ran behind his home to Blanchard Park. Additionally, as far back as 2002, he competed in and placed respectfully in at least 2 Triathlete competitions in Central Florida.

Unconfirmed: Possible Sketch Match 

I received a comment to my first article on this piece today, which contained a name of a relative to Trebian and allegation of a man the poster said stayed in the home of Bruce Trebian and is named in the sealed warrant. They went on to say that the attempted rape sketch produced from the witness that occurred on July 8 matches the description of the alleged relative and house guest. If this is correct, this individual has a violent criminal history. Because I cannot confirm this information, I am withholding it until the warrant is made public and it corroborates the post. The image on the left is the alleged family member, the image on the right is the sketch of the suspect in the attempted rape.  



Break in the Case: Questioning in Nicole Ganguzza Murder: Former Orange County Employee

Posted by BOC Staff | Murdered,Nicole Ganguzza | Wednesday 4 March 2009 9:13 am

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Orange County, Fl 10:15AM– Sources inside the Sheriffs office have confirmed a man is being questioned and possibly detained in connection with the murder of Nicole Ganguzza, the UCF staffer and jogger found murdered in Blanchard Park on June 10. A warrant was served yesterday at a location in Orange County within Colonial Village Mobile Home park. *See Updates*

UPDATE 1 Warrant is Sealed

1:47PM Confirmation from the OCSO Susan Soto that at least 2 men will and are being questioned in connection with the Ganguzza murder. See the video update here .

..”At this time, they are not disclosing anything about the search warrant.. please dont expect this information today..Nobody is in custody at this time.. Anybody that lives in this neighborhood will be interviewed.. They have some information that led them here..”

Soto also confirmed that she is in contact with Nicole’s husband, who is awaiting further information from them before making any comments.