The Lake County Sheriff’s Office reported Friday afternoon they have identified a man seen at an Ocoee Walmart with a woman whose body was found two days later in Clermont.
The man appeared to be walking with Cheri Amber Houston, 28, at the store at 6:15 p.m. on April 2.
Lt. John Herrell, sheriff’s spokesman, said detectives received call-in tips of the man’s identity after the media ran pictures of him starting Wednesday.
Herrell would not reveal if they have located or talked with the man, who has only been labeled as “someone detectives want to speak with” regarding Houston’s disappearance. Herrell did say the man’s vehicle has been positively identified and crime scene investigators are currently processing it.
Houston was found on the morning of April 4 near the intersection of Hancock and Hartwood Marsh roads. A woman walking her dog discovered the body in a wooded area about 300 feet from the intersection. Detectives believe the body had been there less than 24 hours. Detectives have not said how she died.
Detectives believe Houston, who is from Newnan, Ga., had been in the Ocoee and Winter Garden areas along the Highway 50 corridor since March 31.
Anyone with information can call the Lake County Sheriff’s Office at 352-343-2101, or Central Florida CRIMELINE at 1-800-423-TIPS, where callers may remain anonymous.