TALLAHASSEE, Fla. – Florida Department of Law Enforcement Tallahassee Special Agent in Charge Mark Perez today provided an update to the Jerry Michael “Mike” Williams cold case.
“Today we announce that the body of Mike Williams has been recovered and we know without a doubt that Mike Williams was murdered,” said Special Agent in Charge Perez.
Williams, 31, was reported missing after he went hunting on Lake Seminole on December 16, 2000. FDLE and the State Attorney’s Office, 2nd Judicial Circuit began investigating the case in 2004. A body was recently recovered after agents received new information in the case and DNA analysis confirmed the body was that of Mike Williams.
“Seventeen years did not hide how Mike Williams died and our focus has shifted from a missing person case to a homicide investigation. We will continue to work this case until those responsible for his death are brought to justice,” said Perez.
Investigators are unable to provide details of the homicide at this point because the case is active and additional investigative leads are being pursued.
Anyone with information about this case is asked to contact FDLE Tallahassee at (800) 342-0820.