OFFICIAL PRESS RELEASE
HAVANA MISSING PERSONS NOW A HOMICIDE INVESTIGATION
The Gadsden County Sheriff’s Office, with assistance from the Florida Department of
Law Enforcement, has positively identified the person reported missing since the evening hours
of Monday, September 9th, 2013 as the person found deceased near a burned vehicle in a wooded
area off of McNair Road in Havana, Florida. Tuesday, September 10th, 2013 at approximately
11:45, two men who were attending to property off of McNair Road discovered the body and
vehicle as they entered the property. During an autopsy today, tattoos and piercings helped
authorities identify 21 year old Latoya Roshell Maine of Havana, Florida and the case has been
deemed a homicide. Maine was an employee at the Tallahassee Development Center and is
survived by her only child.
The Gadsden County Sheriff’s Office and Florida Department of Law Enforcement have
identified a suspect, but is still actively investigating leads in this case. The Florida Department
of Insurance State Fire Marshal’s office is also involved in the investigation.
The Gadsden County Sheriff’s Office is asking anyone with any information regarding
the arson of the vehicle and the death of Latoya Roshell Maine, especially in the areas of McNair
Road and Ancient Oaks Road in Havana, Florida, to contact us at 850-875-8825 or call
Crimestoppers at 850-574-TIPS (8477).
Ulysses D. Jenkins
Public Relations Officer
-Office of the Sheriff
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