Police asking for information in 2006 Melissa Howard murder case

Published: Tuesday, February 19, 2013 at 02:34 PM.

CRESTVIEW — The Crestview Police Department seeks information on the 2006 homicide of Melissa Lynn Howard.

Howard, a mother of three, was 33 when someone murdered her inside her 222 Tiffot Court home on the night of Jan. 6, 2006. She died from multiple stab wounds and blunt force trauma to the head, according to previous articles in the Crestview News Bulletin.

Several suspects were questioned, but no arrests were made.

Police are working with the Florida Department of Law Enforcement on the cold case's investigation.

"I know the citizens are frustrated, but they are nowhere (near) as frustrated as the family and the police officers are in trying to solve that case," Lt. Andrew Schneider, the department's public information officer, said. "Over a period of time, 10 or more investigators have worked on this case.

"We don't like cold cases, especially murder cases that are unsolved .... We will pull on every string that comes in front of us."

Due to the case still being open, police said, they could not release details on the investigation.

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