New Leads in Unsolved Murder
It's been almost ten months since a man from Marion County was shot to death in mysterious circumstances, but now detectives are releasing new information about the murder.
One new piece of the puzzle has to do with the victims' movements in the hours before he was killed.
Detectives are looking for anyone who may have seen Scott Dean Stowe in Alachua County before he was found murdered in his backyard, in Marion County.
On October 21,2012 detetctives found 45- year -old Stowe shot to death in front of a shed in his backyard.
"He appeared to have died right there. It doesn't appear that he was moved there. He died from two gunshot wounds," said Detective Rhonda Stroup.
Det. Stroup with the Marion County Sheriff's Office said a witness saw a man stop by and visit Stowe at around 10:30 p.m. on October 20, 2012.
"Now the 911 call came in at 11:27 a.m. on the Oct. 21.2012, so we believe that he died sometime during the overnight hours of the 20th to the 21st,"said Stroup.
What happened during those overnight hours is still a mystery, but detectives believe Stowe was visiting an acquaintance in Alachua County hours before he was shot and killed.
Detectives are hoping someone may have seen stowe in the Gainesville, Melrose or Hawthorne area.
"That's what we are trying to find out did he go there and pick somebody up and bring them back, did something else happen. We are just trying to look for anyone that can put him in the area during those overnight hours," said Det. Stroup.
Stroup said she believes Stowe knew his killer.
Stowe had a white Chevy van which he could've been driving during those overnight hours.
While detectives continue to dig for clues on this small town murder, Stowe's friend hopes an arrest will be made.
"I would just like to see the killer be brought to justice," said Robert Maiden.
If you spoke to or saw Stowe on October 20- 21, please contact the Marion County Sheriff's Office.
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