Police try to ID person of interest in gruesome stabbing death of couple who was cycling home

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. — Daytona Beach police are trying to identify a person of interest in a brutal stabbing case that happened over the weekend.


On Tuesday, police released video of a man they believe is connected to the murder of a married couple.

Officers said the man was walking on Seabreeze Boulevard about 90 minutes before the attack happened.

In the video, the man is seen wearing a black hat and a scarf, and carrying a black backpack.

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Police have increased patrols in the area since the incident. Anyone with information about the man is asked to call Daytona Beach Police Detective Collin Howell at 671-5257.

On Monday, police released the identities of the couple who were brutally stabbed.

Photos: Daytona Beach police trying to identify person of interest in brutal stabbing case

According to police, the victims are Daytona Beach residents Terry Aultman, 48, and Brenda Aultman, 55.

Their daughter told Channel 9 she is devastated by what happened to her parents. She said the couple had just moved into their dream home in Daytona Beach and she wants nothing more than their killer to be caught. A GoFundMe has been created to benefit the couple’s family. Click here to donate.

Officials said Terry Aultman worked at the fulfillment center at Amazon’s Deltona branch. The company said it has grief counselors on hand for their employees.

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Officials said Brenda Aultman worked for Goodwill of North Florida since 2017, most recently as an assistant manager for the Palm Coast retail location. Company officials said grief counselors will be provided for several weeks as the team deals with the loss.

Daytona Beach Police Chief Jakari Young told Channel 9 that the couple was riding their bicycles from Main Street when someone attacked them on Wild Olive Avenue about a mile and a half south of their home.

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Neighbors called police early Sunday after they saw two people lying on the side of the road.

Young said the scene was one of the most gruesome he had ever witnessed.

He also said it would be a tough case to crack because it happened around 1-2 a.m. and no witnesses have come forward.

The person who called 911 reported a hit-and-run but the situation was much worse.

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Police said the couple was cycling home when they were stabbed several times and their throats were slashed.

Their bodies were then dragged out of the road and onto the grass before the suspect made his getaway.

Police said they are also looking for security camera video from the area to help them develop more leads.

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Katlyn Brieskorn, WFTV.com

Katlyn Brieskorn is a Digital Assignment Editor at WFTV. She joined Channel 9 in July 2019.