Prime suspect in custody in Cape San Blas murder

Jarrod Powell Slick

Jarrod Powell Slick

Published: Monday, May 19, 2014 at 03:42 PM.

The son of a woman found dead in her Cape San Blas is in custody as a potential suspect in her murder.

Jarrod Powell Slick, 23, is in custody in prior arson charges, but has not been charged with the murder.

The Gulf County Sheriff’s Office revealed new details in the murder that occurred Sunday afternoon.

After receiving a 9-1-1 phone call at 1:45 p.m. ET, deputies found victim Renee Coffey, 52, of 7525 Cape San Blas Road unresponsive in her home.

By the time first responders arrived on scene Coffey had expired from undisclosed injuries.

The Florida Department of Law Enforcement’s unit from Pensacola was dispatched and processed the crime scene.

The 9-1-1 call was placed by Coffey’s son, Jarrod Powell Slick, 23, of Port St. Joe, who was charged with two counts of arson and two counts of burglary in the burning of a Port St. Joe Masonic Lodge in December 2012.

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