Clear Channel Outdoor Donates Ad Space For Billboard To Help In Cocoa Unsolved Homicide Case
By Space Coast Daily // June 28, 2017
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BREVARD COUNTY • COCOA, FLORIDA – Clear Channel Outdoor has donated ad space for a billboard campaign that seeks new information in the unsolved homicide case Jonte Thomas.
The company has produced a digital billboard with assistance from the Central Florida Crimeline to highlight the case of Jonte Thomas, who was shot on December 9 as he drove home from the Palm Bay area.
According to Yvonne Martinez of the Cocoa Police Department, during the early morning hours of December 9, Thomas and two others were returning home from celebrating Cocoa High School’s State Championship victory.
As they turned left onto Mitchell Street, from Fisk Blvd., gunshots rang out. Thomas was struck and the passenger in the front seat attempted to render aid as two more shots were fired.
The other male passenger fled the vehicle in fear for his life, but later returned to provide information to detectives about what he witnessed.
Police detectives say they obtained video of the suspected vehicle which appears to be a white Nissan Altima or Maxima, or similar vehicle, according to police.
A $5,000 reward is being offered through the Central Florida Crimeline and those who provide information in the case could be eligible for cash rewards of up to $5,000 and will remain anonymous.
“This investigation has been difficult and we are hoping someone comes forward with new information that can help the case along,” said Detective Anthony Colombo.
“We appreciate the assistance from Clear Channel Outdoor and Crimeline. Whatever we can do to keep this case active will certainly help.”
The billboards are part of the Clear Channel Outdoor digital network and are posted at 12 high traffic locations throughout Brevard County including Cocoa, Port Canaveral, Melbourne, Merritt Island and Rockledge.
The signs will be up for several weeks.
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