Sheriff: 'I want to scare you,' triple murder suspect on the loose

PENSACOLA, Fla. (WEAR) - William Boyette Jr. is now the main suspect in three murders in the Channel 3 viewing area.

At a joint press conference between the Escambia County Sheriff’s Office (ECSO) and the Santa Rosa County Sheriff’s Office (SRCSO) Saturday, new details about a man wanted for murder and a woman believed to be in his company were released.

Boyette is the primary suspect in the double homicide of 30-year-old Alicia Ann Greer and 39-year-old Jacqueline Jeanette Moore in Milton.

He was also named the primary suspect in the murder of Peggy Broz in Lillian, Alabama.

The Baldwin County Sheriff's Office confirmed outside of the press conference that Broz died after being shot in the head. She was found in her front yard by a family member Friday morning.

After an empty tip about Boyette's whereabouts, investigators learned a woman was missing.

Mary Rice, the missing resident, is believed by the sheriff's offices to be with Boyette.

When asked about the part Rice played in the murders, Sgt. Rich Alloy said they were not able to confirm if she was a willing participant or in some sort of hostage situation.

“They are frequent flyers,” Sheriff Morgan from Escambia County said about Boyette and Rice.

Morgan said he wants the community to be aware that this is a serious situation and an armed and dangerous man is on the loose.

The sheriff’s deputies said multiple times they do not know where Boyette is.

The Escambia County Sheriff’s Office was sure to mention Baldwin County is a part of the collaborative investigation process, but was unable to send a representative to the press conference.

“Your personal safety is up to you. We at the sheriff’s office wanted to let you know there is a killer,” said Chip Simmons from ECSO.

Authorities said Boyette could attempt to alter his appearance by shaving his facial hair and head.

“If we know and can prove that you are aiding and abetting in this matter, we will pursue charges,” continued Simmons.

“This man likes to ambush people,” said Morgan. Both counties should remain cautious and vigilant.

If you see Boyette or Rice, call 911 immediately, do not approach.

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