CLERMONT, Florida. – A Southeast Michigan man has been charged with the kidnapping, sexual assault and murder of two people at a campsite near Disney in Floridaofficials said.
Investigators from the Lake County Sheriff’s Office were called around 2 p.m. Wednesday (August 31) to the Thousand Trails Resort in Clermont, according to WKMG in Orlando.
Police said they received a call from a woman who told them she had witnessed a murder. She said the person responsible was Justin Lamar Jones, 41, of Township of HowellMichigan.
“A woman from this house reported to the sheriff’s office that she witnessed a homicide in the house, and after that she was tied up by the suspect and sexually assaulted all day,” Lt. John said. Herrell of Lake County.
The woman said she escaped and fled to a neighbor to call for help, police said. She told them that Jones had murdered her stepson, but deputies have yet to confirm the identity of the victim, they said.
Detectives discovered the body when they arrived at the scene and while investigating found a second body inside the trailer, they said. None of the victims have been identified.
“It’s a tragic situation,” Herrell said. “This is one of the worst we’ve heard of in a while.”
Shortly after police discovered the bodies, Jones’ SUV was spotted in a Publix parking lot on US 27 in Clermont, authorities said. Jones got out and ran to a Walgreens before authorities took him into custody at 2:55 p.m., police said.
Jones is charged with kidnapping, sexual assault and two counts of first degree murder. He is scheduled to make his first court appearance Thursday morning in Lake County.
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