Murder Investigation Under Way in Crestview

Saturday, August 21, 2021

Crestview, FL — The Crestview Police Department is conducting a Murder Investigation in reference to an incident that occurred earlier this evening on East Walnut Avenue.

According to a news release from the Crestview Police Department, the incident occurred on East Walnut Avenue around 4:30 p.m. this afternoon.

A suspect was developed in the Murder investigation and later detained by the Escambia County Sheriff’s Office, at approximately 6:30 p.m.

The deceased victim was discovered in a vehicle belonging to the suspect.

The investigation remains active and ongoing, and the Florida Department of Law Enforcement will be assisting in the processing of the crime scenes.

According to the news release, additional information will be made available at the conclusion of the investigation.

The suspect information will be released at a later time. The victim’s identity is not being released until family has been notified.

Crestview Police Chief Stephen McCosker would like to extend his appreciation to the Okaloosa County Sheriff’s Office, the Florida Department of Law Enforcement, and the Escambia County Sheriff’s Office for their assistance with the investigation.

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