Police Hunting For Armed Suspect In Cocoa Murder

By  //  March 18, 2013

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Man Just Released From Jail On Saturday

BREVARD COUNTY • COCOA, FLORIDA – Police in Cocoa have released the name of a woman murdered Sunday and the suspect they believe commited the crime.

Marcus A. Royal of Cocoa, 33, is being sought by police for First Degree Felony Murder, Attempted First Degree Felony Murder and Burglary with Battery in connection with the death of Faye Jones on Sunday. (Image courtesy of Cocoa Police Department)

Officer Barbara Matthews of the Cocoa Police Department said at about 8 a.m. Sunday, a suspect entered the home of Faye Jones of 1311 N. Fiske Boulevard in Cocoa, 81, and brutally attacked and then murdered her.

A neighbor entered the residence a short time later and apparently interrupted the crime.

Matthews said that the neighbor also was attacked and was later airlifted to Holmes Regional Medical Center in Melbourne.

The suspect is identified as Marcus Antonio Royal of Cocoa, 33.

Matthews said he has been attempting to use the victim’s bank cards in Seminole County.

An Arrest Warrant with nationwide extradition has been issued against Royal for First Degree Felony Murder, Attempted First Degree Felony Murder and Burglary with Battery with No Bond on all charges.

According to Matthews, Royal may be in possession along with another unknown suspect and driving the victim’s 2010 Ford Fusion that is dark green with license tag Florida N74 4PU.

Royal is a registered sexual offender and was released from the Brevard County Jail at about 10:15 a.m. Saturday.

“We believe Ms. Jones was a random victim selected by Royal,” Matthews said.


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