A person of interest in the disappearance of Lacey has died after a suspected meth-lab explosion on Friday, April 16, 2013 at his mobile home in Marion County, stated the Sheriff’s Office.
Terry McDowell succumbed to injuries on Wednesday. A television in McDowell’s living room, a sofa and a microwave in the kitchen were melted, and deputies found lithium batteries, aluminum foil and plastic bags that can be used to make methamphetamine in McDowell’s bedroom, according to a report reported The Orlando Sentinel.
Previous story: Lacey Buenfil, 25, from Marion County Florida has not been seen since December 27, 2011, when she was seen in a surveillance video at a Lake County convenience store near County Road 42 and State Road 19 with Terry McDowell.
Terry, who deputies say is known to be a meth user and are calling a person of interest, said he left the store with Lacey and went to the Ocala National Forest to do drugs. When his truck got stuck in the sand, Lacey went on foot to get help. He said he never saw her again. Dogs tracked Lacey’s scent from the woods back to State Road 19.
Cyndee Fox, Lacey’s mother said she told Lacey’s children this week that their mother was missing.
Authorities and volunteers have searched the forest and lakes and have found no trace of Lacey. The Texas Equusearch will begin searching this weekend.
A volunteer search will be on Saturday at Nelson’s Fish Camp. More information at “Praying for Lacey” Facebook page.