Suspect sought in Fla. death of Newnan woman

by Wes Mayer

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Florida detectives have learned that Cheri Amber Houston was with an unidentified man two days before her death.

Houston, 28, who was originally from Newnan, was found dead in Clermont, Fla., on April 4, according to Lt. John Herrell with the Lake County Sheriff’s Office. The cause of her death has not been determined so no foul play is suspected.

During the investigation, detectives found video surveillance footage from April 2 of Houston with the unidentified man at a Walmart in Ocoee, Fla. The man was also recorded driving a late-’90s model Ford Explorer, Herrell said.

Herrell described Houston as a “transient over the last eight to 10 weeks.” He said she moved from Miami to Nashville, then to North Carolina, then to Atlanta and was heading to the Orlando area. Lake County is in central Florida and borders Orange County, Fla., where Orlando is located.

Detectives have not given a cause of Houston’s death, and it may be a couple of weeks before toxicology reports are completed, Herrell said. Houston apparently also had a history of drug abuse.

Anyone with information on Houston or this unidentified man have been asked to contact the Lake County Sheriff's Office at 352-343-2101 or the Central Florida CRIMELINE at 1-800-423-TIPS.



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