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Florida Department of Law Enforcement - Update on Madison kidnapping case
The Okeechobee County Sheriff’s Office is asking for the public's help in a recent homicide case. Deputies initially responded to the 1000 block of NE 60 Avenue, in reference to an unresponsive male. Upon arrival deputies found a Hispanic male lying on the ground who was pronounced deceased.
The victim has been identified as 54 year old Clemente Garcia. .
Detectives have received a great deal of investigative leads however anyone with information is asked to contact Detective Gonzalez at 863-763-3117, ext. 5106. You may remain anonymous and give information to Treasure Coast Crime Stoppers and be eligible for a cash reward if the tip leads to an arrest. The Crime Stoppers phone number is 1-800-273-8477 or leave tips at the Treasure Coast Crime Stoppers website, www.tcwatch.org.
There is no further information to be released at this time.
Michele Bell, PIO
Port St. Lucie Police investigating early morning homicide on SE Darien Road
Posted: Feb. 16, 2016
On February 16, 2016 at 1:06 am, Port St. Lucie Police went to the 3000 block of SE Darien Road for reports of a gunshot. Once on scene officers found 29 year old Beau Hartman shot in the abdomen.
Preliminary investigation revealed that Hartman had arrived at the residence after a night at work. While at the house there was a knock at the front door. One of the five occupants of the house looked out of the front window and saw a man with his face concealed at the front of the house. Hartman and another occupant went outside to investigate who was knocking on the door. As Hartman headed around the driveway, he was met by the suspect whom shot him in the abdomen. The suspect fled the area as police were called to the scene.
Hartman was flown to a nearby hospital where he was pronounced dead. Port St. Lucie Police detectives are currently investigating this homicide.
The Port St. Lucie Police are asking that if anyone has any information related to this crime to immediately call the Port St. Lucie Police Department at 772.871.5001 or Treasure Coast Crime Stoppers at 1-800-273 TIPS.
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THE POLICE NEEDS YOUR HELP IN SOLVING THIS CRIME
This month marks the twenty three year anniversary of the murder of Mary Ellen Wise of Vero Beach Florida. Mary Ellen Wise was only 39-years old when she was abducted from her Vero Beach home on November 2, 1992. The killer forced Mary Ellen Wise to drive to a Melbourne bank that morning and then to a Vero Beach bank that early afternoon to withdraw money. After Wise withdrew her funds she was taken to a remote area in Saint Lucie County and was brutally murdered. Mary Ellen Wise body was found in an area known as “Peanut Lake” which is located near Angle Road, west of Kings Highway. The killer then drove Wise’s Red 1990 Honda CRX to the area of Indian River Drive and Seaway Drive in Fort Pierce Florida. The vehicle was left abandoned in the parking lot at this location which at that time was the Ramp Raw Bar Restaurant (now 12A Buoy Restaurant). It is believed the killer used a pay phone in this area or the restaurant phone to call for a ride. It is also possible that someone unknowing gave the killer a ride from this location on November 2, 1992. Below is a picture of the victim’s actual vehicle and location where it was abandoned in the parking lot. The front license plate on the vehicle read “Mary Ellen’s Toy”. Twenty Three years later the family and friends of Mary Ellen Wise have not lost hope and are pleading for someone with any information in this case to contact Detective Greg Farless with the Indian River County Sheriff’s Office (772) 321-0784 or the Treasure Coast Crime Stoppers.
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