Police release names of couple brutally stabbed to death, continue to search for suspect

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. — Police are searching for the person who brutally stabbed a married couple to death in Daytona Beach.

According to police, the victims are Daytona Beach Residents 48-year-old Terry Aultman and 55-year-old Brenda Aultman.


Daytona Beach Police Chief Jakari Young told Channel 9 that the couple was riding their bikes from Main Street when someone attacked them on Wild Olive Avenue.

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’s ever witnessed.

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He also said it will 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.

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

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

Police are looking for a man they believe was wearing light-colored or white pants and a backpack.

“I will tell you we will spare no expense and we will leave no stone unturned until our community is safe and feels safe,” Young said.

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

The chief said the crime does not look like a robbery.

Anyone with information is asked to call Daytona Beach Police Detective Howell at 671-5257.

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Q Mccray

Q McCray, WFTV.com

Q McCray is an award-winning general assignment reporter.

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