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  1. #1
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    Jan 2004

    FL - Jermaine Siplin, 31, & Yamada Bell, 30, Tallahassee, 24 Oct 2011


    Updated: 8:27 AM Oct 27, 2011 (Tallahassee, Fl.)

    Few Details in Hartsfield Woods Double Homicide Investigation

    Police say other family members were home during murders, one of them was injured.

    A double murder that stunned neighbors in Hartsfield Woods is still a whodunnit.

    Tallahassee police revealed today the family was targeted, but will not say why or by whom.

    Police revealed today that not only had Jermaine Siplin and Yamada Bell been killed, but there were other family members there at the time and one of them was hurt.

    Forensic crews were still at work at 2703 Veda Street Tuesday, more than 24 hours after police were called to a disturbance and found 31 year old Jermaine Siplin and 30 year old Yamada Bell dead inside the home.

    Police say they are trying to find out who did it and why.

    "Are you releasing any information on who you are looking for or if there are any vehicles you're looking for?"

    "If and when that information becomes available to me, I will certainly get it to you as fast as I possibly can," TPD spokesman Dave Northway said.

    UPDATE 10-24-2011
    TPD Press Release


    This morning at approximately 4:30a.m., the Tallahassee Police Department responded to 2703 Veda Street in reference to a disturbance called in by a neighbor. Once on scene, officers located two people deceased inside the residence.

  2. #2
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    Jan 2004
    No further updates today but here is another quote from the above link:

    "The other family members are safe and staying at an undisclosed location while police try to track down the killer. If you have information, call Crime Stoppers at 850-574-TIPS.

    We did discover today that one of the mother's ex-boyfriends was arrested late last night on an outstanding felony warrant that was issued back in March.

    U.S. Marshals confirm he was arrested in Midway after police asked for their help tracking him down.

    Neither marshals nor police will comment on whether that man is being questioned or if he is considered a person of interest in the double murder."

  3. #3
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    Aug 2003
    San Diego
    Slain woman's ex-boyfriend jailed on sex abuse charges

    TPD: no official suspects named in double homicide

    12:04 AM, Oct. 29, 2011

    While TPD has not named any suspects in the double homicide, which also left another person at the home injured, court documents in Smith's sexual-battery case filed a day after the killings call the 33-year-old "a suspect in a multiple homicide case."

    "We are not officially naming any suspects at this time," said TPD spokesman David Northway. "Our investigators are working all available leads to ensure the safety of all remaining victims."

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  4. #4
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    Jan 2004

    No Suspect Named Yet in Hartsfield Woods Double Homicide


    Tallahassee Police are not releasing any new information in a double murder that claimed the lives of Yamada Bell and Jermaine Siplin back on October

    TPD Spokesman David Northway says investigators are still following leads and evaluating evidence in the case. He says TPD has not named any suspects and is not commenting on a motive.

    I'm still wondering what LE meant when they said "the family was targeted"....

  5. #5
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    Apr 2013
    From May 2013:


    According to prosecutor John Hutchins, the jury found Fletcher Smith guilty of one count of sexual battery on a child under 12...

    Yamada Bell and her husband Jermaine Siplin were murdered in their Hartsfield Woods home in October 2011. Court documents say they were shot and killed in their own bed.

    Prosecutors are fighting to keep Smith behind bars. Court documents stop short of calling him a suspect in the murders, but the state attorney now admits Fletcher Smith is a "person of interest."

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