Sexual Predator Likely Suspect in Killing of Missing Sexual Predator, Larry Williams
HERNANDO – Last Saturday the Hernando County Sheriff’s Office announced the disappearance of convicted sexual predator, 60-year-old Larry J. Williams (ORIGINAL REPORT). By Wednesday, Officials reported that his vehicle had been located but the community voiced concerns when officials refused to release where his vehicle was located. The very next day, officials announced that Williams body had been discovered and that foul play was suspected, however, officials remained tight lipped on providing any details into the cause of death or if the person responsible was still at large.
Yesterday, RNRF received an anonymous tip that the suspect responsible for killing Williams was a neighbor and acquaintance of Williams, 51-year-old Reece David Shoup, who both lived at the Tall Oaks Mobile Home Park located at 11811 North Broad Street in Brooksville. According to Jail Records, Shoup was arrested on Thursday, the same day that officials announced the discovery of Williams remains. Shoup, also a convicted sexual predator, is currently behind bars on a $100,000 bond for violating the conditions of his release.
The tipster tells RNRF that Shoup was seen in the company of Williams on the day of his disappearance, near the Withlacoochee River in Nobleton. That’s where they say a splash was heard coming from the river and Shoup emerging a short time later. Shoup then entered a vehicle that was occupied by an unidentified subject and they drove away from the scene. Later that day, sources say the Williams’ body was found floating in the river.
Officials will not comment or confirm the details provided by that witness.
Shoup is not charged with Williams’ death at this time.
We will bring more on this story as it develops.
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