Saturday, April 23, 2005

Sheriff told to find sex offender months before girl's death

The Sun Sentinel is reporting...

TALLAHASSEE -- When Citrus County sheriff's investigators were trying to find all registered sex offenders in the area while looking for Jessica Lunsford in February, they couldn't locate John Evander Couey, the man later charged with killing the 9-year-old girl.

But four months earlier, state law enforcement officials told the sheriff's office in a letter to verify where Couey lived because he didn't respond to a letter sent to his address listed in Florida's sex offender database, which could have led to his arrest, The Palm Beach Post reported Saturday.

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