First UpdateFitzgerald police say that they have released a person of interest in the murder case of Samantha Wheeles.Major James Reynolds tells FOX 31 the person is still person of interest, but that there is not enough evidence to hold the person.Detectives are still folloing leads and conducting interviews.Initial StoryFitzgerald Police have a person of interest in custody in connection with the murder of Samantha Wheeles over the weekend.
No charges have been filed. Investigators say they are still following leads and conducting interviews, according to Major James Reynolds.
Wheeles' body was found in Room 126 of the Uptown Motel Sunday morning with more than 10 stab wounds to her neck, stomach, and arm.
The motel doesn't have surveillance cameras so investigators have been looking to nearby businesses for video from the weekend. It's believed she was killed late Friday or Saturday.