for immediate release 
May 13, 2005 

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The Okaloosa County Sheriff’s Office is continuing its investigation of the homicide in Destin.  Investigators have positively identified the victim as Lannie Wells Jones, SR.  Jones is a white male with brown hair and hazel eyes.  Jones is 42 years of age (9/13/62) five feet seven inches tall.  Autopsy results of Jones remains under investigation.  Deputies responded the morning of May 11 (Wednesday) after an employee of Destin Water Users noticed a foul odor emitting from 500 Harbor Boulevard , a former retail business known as the Spunky Monkey.  Sheriff’s Office investigators are looking for Ben Lee Metcalf as a person of interest.  Metcalf is a white male with brown hair and brown eyes.  Metcalf is 41 years old (2/28/64) five feet eleven inches tall.  Anybody with information about this investigation should contact Sgt. Ken Lapee with the Criminal Investigation Division at (850) 609-2000 or call Emerald Coast Crime Stoppers at 863-TIPS (863-8477), or toll-free at 1-88-654-TIPS.  More information will be released as time and the investigation permits.  


for more information contact Catherine Dokey, Public Information Officer

(850) 651-7153