3 men arrested in informant's murder | News
Inverness, FL - The Citrus County Sheriff's Office have arrested three men who they said are behind the death of a mother of two from Crystal River.
Jamie Seeger was found shot to death in her car back in July, near the intersection of West Cyrus Street and North Reynolds Avenue. Investigators have arrested Marrio Williams, Lawrence Vickers, and Curtis Wilson.
There has been some controversy over the 27-year-old's death, as authorities have confirmed that Seeger was a confidential informant with the sheriff's office.
Seeger's family held a press conference Thursday to talk about the arrests.
"I'm glad they finally got the people that we told them right from the beginning. To me, it could've happened sooner, but it finally happened," said Seeger's mother, Wendy Moore.
According to Moore, the Citrus County Sheriff's Office failed to protect Seeger. She said her daughter was on a drug buy as a confidential informant the night she was murdered. Moore added, Seeger was scared and told authorities.
"She had death threats. They basically told her, they were going to kill her," said Moore.
Moore's attorney, Bill Grant, said he received at least 18 cases from the state attorney's office showing Seeger as the C.I. for the same men accused of killing her.
"We have now learned the suspects that are now in custody for the murder of Jamie Seeger are in fact the same ones that were disclosed to us of Jaime Seeger being a confidential for," said Grant.
"They knew affirmatively that she was in harm's way and they did nothing to help her," added the attorney.
The Citrus County Sheriff's office also held a press conference Thursday in which Sheriff Jeffrey Dawsy said his office followed all C.I. policies and procedures and denied Seeger was working for them that night. He added, her worked stopped months before.
"At one particular time she was a confidential informant, but our relationship was non-existent at the time of this tragic incident," said Sheriff Dawsy.
The State Attorney's Office now has the case. A public records lawsuit Seeger's family has filed against the sheriff's office will also move forward.