Murder Suspect Returns to Tallahassee

A man accused of robbery and murder is now back in Tallahassee to face charges.

Thirty-five-year-old Raul Perez has been in jail down in Orlando but was brought back to Tallahassee Wednesday night and made his first appearance before a judge Thursday morning.

Investigators say if it weren't for some shrimp found in the victim's stomach they may never have caught Raul Perez.

INV Jeff Mahoney of the Tallahassee Police Department says, "I don't think it would have gone as far as it did, I don't think we would have been able to find Mr. Perez as fast. It would have been tough to be able to find a Hispanic male out of every Hispanic male in the country, so it was definitely a great lead and a lucky break for the Tallahassee Police Department."

Victim Jason Orcutt's body was found in the woods off North Monroe Street and Tharpe back in January.

Investigators were able to trace the shrimp in his stomach back to a local seafood restaurant where employees were able to describe his dining companion and ultimately pick Perez out of a lineup.


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