NEWS RELEASE                                             

For Immediate Release
March 12, 2006
Contact: Michele Nicholson
Public Information Officer
  (850) 651-7420

STABBING  DEATH  INVESTIGATION

     The Okaloosa County Sheriff ís Office is investigating the stabbing death of Frank Bruce (02-03-1953) of 1203 Charleston Circle in the Willow Bend subdivision. Bruce died 2:00 a.m. Saturday morning at the Fort Walton Beach Medical Center from multiple stab wounds to the neck. Deputies were initially called to the house in response to a disturbance call. A juvenile suspect who claims to have been acting in defense of another family member inside the house is being questioned, but no charges have been filed at this time.  A pocketknife, believed to be the weapon used, was recovered inside the home. An autopsy is scheduled for Monday.

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