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Police ID Suspect In Cocoa Murder

COCOA, Florida — At approximately 8:00 a.m. on Sunday, a suspect entered the home of 81-year-old Faye Jones at 1311 N. Fiske Boulevard and brutally attacked, then murdered, Ms. Jones.

A neighbor entered the residence a short time later and apparently interrupted the crime, said Cocoa Police Public Information Officer Barbara Matthews. The neighbor was also attacked and was later airlifted from Clearlake Middle School to Holmes Regional Medical Center in Melbourne, Florida.

Police have identified the suspect as 33-year-old Marcus Antonio Royal who was allegedly attempting to use Jones’ bank cards in Seminole County, Florida.

An Arrest Warrant with nationwide extradition has been issued against Marcus A. Royal for First Degree Felony Murder, Attempted First Degree Felony Murder, and Burglary with Battery with NO BOND on all charges.

Police believe that the suspect may still be in possession of the elderly victim’s 2010 Ford Fusion which is so dark green in color it almost appears black with the Florida tag of:

N74 4PU

Police say that Royal is considered armed and extremely dangerous. Royal may also be in the company of an unknown individual who may be driving the Fusion.

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