DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. — The man believed to be the main person of interest in a double murder over the weekend is still believed to be in Daytona Beach, police officers told residents Tuesday.
During a closed, regularly scheduled community meeting across the street from where the bodies of Terry and Brenda Aultman were found Sunday morning, officers told the neighborhood’s residents that their suspect was a homeless man who has been seen around town, according to accounts from several attendees.
While the person’s name has not been released, detectives had a good idea of who he was and are working several leads, including looking into a restaurant receipt.
Police released videos and photos of the man Tuesday, and informed neighbors they were zeroing in on him because he was seen with blood on his white pants in other videos filmed after the attack.
The residents said officers advised them to upgrade their cameras, in a reference to the fact that no video existed of the attack and no witnesses had come forward.
However, he still remained at large Tuesday night.
“They feel like they’re hot on his trail,” one attendee reported. “So, hopefully it’ll be wrapped up real quick.”
Before he walked into the meeting, Daytona Beach Mayor Derrick Henry said he had full confidence in his officers.
“I’m counting on what I believe is the best police department in the country to do what they always do, which is get to the root of the problem and solve the crime and bring this person to justice, and I believe that they will do that,” he said.
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