Friends of stabbing victim Jason Paul are taking to social media in an effort to solve his murder.
The "Please Help Solve Jason Paul’s Homocide" Facebook page was recently created. It had more than 230 fans as of Monday evening.
Clearwater Police detectives say Paul, 22, a 2008 Dunedin High graduate, was riding his bike home from work at Sunset Point Road and U.S. 19. He stopped at Walmart and bought some cleaning supplies. They were found still strapped to his bike when his body was discovered a block from his house at 12:40 a.m. on Glenwood Avenue near Crest Lake Park.
Police still are seeking a suspect in Paul’s murder.
Renee' Paul Langfritz, Paul's mother, commented on the Facebook page:
"anyone who has any info please don't be afraid to come forward to the clearwater police, if you know the person/persons that did this, don't think just because you think they are your friend, that they won't come after you......the person that did this has no conscious, no morals, no quilt and can do this to YOU or anyone else!!!, think about it...........YOU WILL NOT BE A RAT, LEAVE TOWN W/ THE $10, 0000 WHO CARES......, just give info to solve this murder, against my son !!! i don't care what your opinion was of my son but just let me tell you mine ----he was kind, loving, had a fabulous sense of humor, never met a stranger, worked his butt off working 2 jobs most of the time, loved his family and girlfriend, and friends, his best friend was Marley his loving dog and this young man was going to be something FABULOUS !! and was well is way, idk what dumb things he did as a teen growing up, what ppl he hung around everyone makes mistakes finding their way and growing up, but he was a talented young man reaching for the stars and someone who most likely is A PIECE OF CRAP LOW LIFE WANNA BE THUG, Thats right i said it...... took his life and his opportunity to be what ever he wanted to be in his life and took the biggest piece of my heart out and that will never be replaced. so let me just say.... I WILL NEVER STOP LOOKING FOR YOU!!! .......NEVER that i promise !!!!!!"
There also are seven billboards that will feature Paul’s face and the $10,000 reward for information leading to a suspect’s arrest and conviction at intersections throughout Pinellas County.
Clearwater Police detectives are looking for evidence, motive and witnesses.
“It’s critical to identify suspects as soon as possible. We are still actively following up leads but nothing really has panned out for us right now,” said lead investigator William Hodgson. “We have had leads but nothing definitive. Nothing that points us in a positive direction.”
Some residents in the Skycrest neighborhood are disturbed and scared since Paul's murder. A Skycrest Neighbors Association meeting to discuss potential programming, events and improvements at Crest Lake Park is at 7 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 29, at Trinity Presbyterian Church, 2001 Rainbow Dr.
Jason Paul’s family is offering up to $10,000 in addition to Crime Stoppers $1,000 reward for information leading to the arrest and conviction of a suspect.
Anyone with information can contact Clearwater Police's Tip Line at 727-562-4422. Send tips anonymously to 847411 (tip411) or online at the police website www.clearwaterpolice.org or Facebook page.
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