A body found in the woods has been identified as firefighter Jerry Perdomo, who went missing while on a trip to Maine. This case has got me wondering why this married man was making these monthly trips from Florida to Maine in the first place. Check out the photos, video, and details on the mysterious case surrounding the death of the firefighter here…
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Dr. Margaret Greenwald, Maine’s Chief Medical Examiner identified the body of the missing husband and father of two. The autopsy on Jerry Perdomo’s body will not begin until at least Friday.
The development came after police charged Daniel Porter yesterday with the murder of Mr. Perdomo, 31, from Orange City, Florida, who had been missing since February 16. Maine State Police believe that Mr. Perdomo was the victim of a drug-related murder.
The body was found in the wooded area of Newburgh, Maine on Wednesday after extensive searches for the missing man by authorities, his family and colleagues in the fire department. Mr. Perdomo was found at 9:30 am by a Maine game warden and his dog about a half-mile from the Monroe town line.
The land where the body was found is believed to be owned by relatives of Daniel Porter.
Mr. Perdomo, who served in the military, went missing after he drove 1,500 miles from Florida to Maine and was believed to be visiting friends. A woman calling herself ‘Lisa Gould’ last week told a local TV station that the fireman had been staying with her up until the night of his disappearance. She claimed Mr. Perdomo had been traveling to Maine from Florida to visit her every month for ten months.
The exact connection between Mr. Perdomo, the accused Daniel Porter and Porter’s girlfriend Cheyanne Nowak is unknown. The pair were tracked down in Connecticut last week and interviewed by police before returning to Maine. The claims of a girlfriend complicate matters as Mr Perdomo was reported missing by his wife Tonya, a Deltona High School teacher.
Porter will make his first court appearance in Waldo County Superior Court tomorrow. He is being held at the Waldo County Jail.