Suspicious Death Ruled A Homicide [GALLERY]

By: WCTV Eyewitness News Email
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The search is on for the killer of a young father.

As we first reported Thursday night, 25 year old Dominique Myles was found dead at a home on Yaeger Street in south Tallahassee.

On Friday, a Tallahassee Police spokesman said he was murdered.

The house was still blocked off with crime scene tape Friday so investigators could look for more evidence.

Myles was a star running back for the Lincoln High School football team.

As a sophomore in 2005, Myles was part of a district championship team.

Teammate Craig Stevens says it took courage and character to play for that team as a sophomore.

He says Myles had both those qualities.

"Dominique came to play, high energy, got the team motivated," said Stevens. "It was a pleasure having him and he's going to be missed by a lot of people," he said.

Myles also played on Lincoln's 2006 state semi-finalist team.

After high school, court records show Myles' life took a troubling twist.

But a relative says he was back on the right path.

Police are asking for the public's help to catch his killer or killers.

Anyone with information is asked to call TPD or Crimestoppers at 574-TIPS.


News Release: Tallahassee Police Department

Tallahassee, Fla. -- Tallahassee Police Department Spokesperson, David Northway, says police have ruled a suspicious death they were investigating on the South Side as a homicide.

Police were called to a crime scene yesterday at 509 Yaeger Street, where they found the body of 25-year-old Dominique Myles.

Police are also asking for the public's help with tips that might help lead them to the suspect or suspects.

Police ask anyone that might have information about this case to call (850) 891-4200 or CrimeStoppers at (850) 574-TIPS.


News Release: Tallahassee Police Department

Tallahassee, Fla. -- On March 27th at approximately 11:30am, the Tallahassee Police Department received a call for assistance at 509 Yaeger Street. TPD patrol officers arrived at the house and found a black male, later identified as Dominique Myles, deceased inside the home. The house was immediately secured until the proper search warrants could be obtained.

Tallahassee Police Department’s Homicide, Forensics and Victims Advocate Units responded to the scene to assume the investigation. Investigators are actively interviewing witnesses and continuing to collect evidence. The home remains secured at this time as members of the Forensics and Homicide Unit continue to process the scene.

TPD is seeking the public’s assistance in identifying the suspect or suspects and are asking anyone with information about the case to call (850) 891-4200 or CrimeStoppers at (850) 574-TIPS. Crime Stoppers does not want your name, just your information; and, you may be eligible for a cash reward.

Deceased:
Dominique Myles Black Male DOB: 10/15/88


Updated By: Natalie Rubino
March 27, 2014 11pm

It's what the Tallahassee police department is calling a suspicious death.

"My niece found him in the house this morning. He was already gone," Jessie Dupins, the victims aunt said.

Family and friends tell us 25-year-old Dominique Myles' sister found him dead Thursday morning at 509 East Yaeger Street.

"Our patrol officers got here. What they did is what we call a protective sweep to make sure there was what was actually being reported to us inside of the house," David Northway, TPD Public Information Officer said.

That was at 11:30am. TPD then waited to get the proper search warrants. By 7:30pm the body was removed and the forensic unit was wrapping up its initial investigation of the home.

The dozens of police officers who were on the scene earlier today have left, except for one who's keeping patrol. But still we're left with more questions about what happened than answers.

"We're taking every precaution that we can. We're slowing the crime scene down. We're taking every step that needs to be taken to make sure we investigate this so we can bring closure to family members and friends of the deceased," Officer Northway said.

What we do know is Myles was the father of two infants. A family member tells us he went to college on a football scholarship. Everyone we've talked to says he was just an all around good person.

"I don't know what the family is going to do right now. I don't know," Dupins said.


Updated By: Andy Alcock
March 27, 2014, 5pm

A 25-year-old father of two infants has been found dead inside a south Tallahassee home.

Tallahassee Police right now are only calling it a suspicious death.

The home is in the 500 block of East Yaeger Street. Police have not identified the victim.

However, family and friends tell us he's 25-year-old Dominique Myles.

Police were called to the home on Tallahassee's southside at about 11:30 this morning.

When they arrived, patrol officers found Myles dead in the home.

They then left the house and the body inside to obtain the necessary search warrants in case there's a criminal prosecution.

Distraught relatives have been waiting for word about what happened.

"We're waiting just like everyone else trying to find out exactly what happened. All we know is that my niece found him in the house this morning. He was already gone, so we know as much as you know," said Jessie Dupins, Dominique's aunt.

Among the people at the scene was Dominique's infant son Dominique Junior or DJ.

He'll now have to grow up without his father.

We're told Myles also has an infant daughter who's just a few months old.

One of Dominique's friends told us she didn't know who would want to hurt him.

She said if he had any fault, it was he was too trusting.


By WCTV Eyewitness News Web Staff
March 27, 2014, 1:40 p.m.

Tallahassee, Fla. -- The Tallahassee Police Department is now characterizing a death they are investigating as "suspicious."

Investigators found the body at 509 Yaeger St. after a family member reported it.

The body has been left where it was found pending search warrants, which Police are now waiting to obtain.


By WCTV Eyewitness News Web Staff
March 27, 2014

Tallahassee Police Department Spokesperson, David Northway, says officers are responding to a death investigation at 509 Yaeger St.

WCTV has a reporter on the scene, and will bring you updates as they are available.


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