LCSO arrested suspect after a person found dead behind shopping plaza
LEON COUNTY, Fla. (WCTV) - A man was arrested and charged with first-degree murder after Leon County Sheriff’s Office found a dead person Saturday evening in a wooded area behind a Tallahassee shopping plaza.
LCSO responded to 3800 Block North Monroe Street around 9 pm in reference to a deceased person. Upon arrival, deputies determined the area to be a transient camp.
When the dead person was found, LCSO determined a fight was involved. According to LCSO, a knife was recovered from the scene but the cause of death is still under investigation.
After multiple interviews conducted by the Violent Crimes Unit, it was discovered that 29-year-old Dusty McDonald was the suspect.
According to LCSO, McDonald was found at a residence in the 1900 Block of Crowder Road, where he was taken to custody at Leon County Detention Facility and charged with first-degree murder.
The investigation is ongoing and active. Anyone with information about this case is encouraged to call the Violent Crimes Unit at 850-578-3300 or call Crimestoppers at 850-574-TIPS. All callers to Crime Stoppers can remain anonymous.
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