Totally senseless murder of a 20 year old kid!
As of end of business Tuesday, authorities were still looking for two Sebring men facing murder charges in the death of 20-year-old Aaron Doty, whose burned body was found in the woods of Sun 'n Lake Monday afternoon.
Authorities have not yet apprehended Jonathan Ray Rodriguez, 22, and Kenneth Felipe, 19, both of 5504 Granada Blvd., Sebring.
Doty was last seen at 4:30 a.m. Sunday at a party at the Granada Boulevard duplex, where authorities say he got into an alleged physical altercation and then went missing until friends assisting Highlands County Sheriff's Office deputies found his body more than 30 hours later.
Along with second-degree murder, the two are facing charges of abuse of a dead human body and tampering with physical evidence, according to the Highlands County Sheriff's Office.
No other warrants are out at this time, authorities said, and more suspects may be charged as the investigation continues.
Investigators are still probing the sequence of events from the alleged fight to when Doty's body ended up in the woods, said sheriff's office spokeswoman Nell Hays.
"Everything after that (physical altercation) gets muddy," she said. "It's still under investigation."
Hays said she couldn't say if Rodriguez or Felipe were involved in the alleged fight but pointed out the two are not facing battery charges, which might change as the investigation proceeds.
Doty's dad had received a text message from his son's phone telling him that "Aaron had been involved in a fight," Hays said. Authorities are still investigating who else could have been involved in the reported brawl, Hays said.
Sheriff's deputies are interviewing everyone who was at the party and anyone who may have any information. Hays strongly advised anyone with any information to call the sheriff's office or Heartland Crime Stoppers, where tipsters are guaranteed anonymity.
When Doty's dad did not hear from him by noon Sunday, the family tried looking for him on their own, Hays said, and then alerted authorities a couple of hours later.
The sheriff's office did aerial surveillance of the Sun 'n Lake neighborhood Monday morning and then set up a command post.
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Posted 14 June 2012 - 11:50 AM
When a society continues to idolize a "gangster" culture or any kind and use it's pseudo-masculine behaviors as cornerstones of behavior, you're going to end up with escalating moronic violence. "He punched me in the face, so me and my friend are gonna kill him." Add into it a lack of education across the society, you have dumb people committing even dumber crimes.
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