Woman found dead in Florida, murder suspect has an extensive criminal history

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Source: Walton County Sheriff's Office, MEGA

Jul. 15 2021, Published 9:47 a.m. ET

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A suspect with an extensive criminal history has been arrested in connection to the murder of a woman found dead in Sandestin, Florida.

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The suspect, Storn Royal Thayer, 24, was charged with second-degree murder.

Around 7 a.m. on July 13, a resident living in Sandestin called 911 after discovering a woman in her mid to late 20s gravely injured, according to Walton County Sheriff's Office.

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When deputies arrived, they found a deceased woman with multiple stab wounds.

Thayer has a lengthy criminal history to include burglary, grand theft, aggravated battery and child abuse, according to the Walton County Sheriff’s Office.

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He was released from prison in March after serving time on child abuse charges.

“Tuesday morning, when I heard the name of the suspect, the first thing I said, is I said this back in 2018. I literally said in 2018, that this individual was going to kill somebody,” Walton County Sheriff Michael Adkinson told My Panhandle.

“Not surprised, sometimes high-risk lifestyles can lead to these types of outcomes,” said Adkinson, according to My Panhandle.

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