NEWS RELEASE                                             

For Immediate Release
January 24, 2006
Contact: Michele Nicholson
Public Information Officer 
(850) 651-7420
 

MURDER SUSPECT FOUND IN CALIFORNIA

     An Army National Guardsman wanted in connection with the murder of  a Fort Walton Beach woman is now in custody in San Diego . Okaloosa County Sheriff ís Investigators searching for 33-year old Chad Broumley were in the process of contacting the Veterans Administration today when they learned Broumley had admitted himself to one of the facilities in San Diego on Saturday, January 21st.

    Okaloosa nvestigators immediately contacted their San Diego counterparts who arrested Broumley and took him to the San Diego County Jail. They say Broumley has confessed to killing 53-year old Stephanie Ann Beam of Fort Walton Beach . Beamís body was discovered Saturday in her town home at 702 Doyce Drive .

Late today, two Okaloosa investigators were enroute to California . They will serve Broumley with an arrest warrant for an open count of murder when they arrive.  They will also be seeking physical evidence from the person of Broumley and his clothing Ė as well as his extradition back to Okaloosa County to face the charge. Meantime Broumley also faces felony charges in San Diego for domestic violence battery and grand theft auto.

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