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3 suspects arrested in Jamie Seeger murder

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Crystal River, FL-- Citrus County officials have arrested three suspects in relation to the murder of 27-year-old Jamie Seeger, a woman whose family says was a confidential informant for the sheriff's office at the time of her death.

It was early morning back on July 25 when Seeger was found shot and killed in her grey Chrysler near the intersection of West Cyrus Street and North Reynolds Avenue.

10 News reported in August that Seeger's family wanted to know if her death had anything to do with her role as a confidential informant. 

The family threatened a civil lawsuit against the sheriff's office when they did not receive answers.

Officials replied with a promise to make finding Seeger's killers the CCSO's primary mission.

Officials announced today that they personally contacted Seeger's mother, Wendy Moore, Tuesday night to notify her of the arrests, and their confidence from evidence that the arrested will be prosecuted. 

The men behind bars today are 27-year-old Marrio Williams of Dunnellon, 45-year-old Lawrence Vickers of Crystal River and 30-year-old Curtis Wilson of St. Petersburg.

They were reportedly taken into custody on active capital felony warrants for murder in the first degree, and are being denied bond. 

Reports say deputies located Williams in South Dunnellon and arrested him without incident on the outstanding warrant.  

Vickers, however, was arrested at the Citrus County Detention Facility where he was already being held on unrelated criminal charges.  

As for Wilson, reports say multiple agencies worked together to arrest him. The efforts of the U.S. Marshals Service, Pinellas County Sheriff's Office and St. Petersburg Police Department resulted in his arrest. 

Officials say the investigation is still open and active, so Sheriff Jeff Dawsy will not release specific details at this time. He did state, however, that detectives have been working non-stop on this case since it first occurred, as they issued "37 subpoenas and 17 investigative warrants" and conducted over 80 interviews.

Though the suspects were reportedly identified early on in the investigation, Sheriff Dawsy says the task force needed crucial evidence and testimony to build a solid case. 

"This was an extremely difficult and complex investigation" Dawsy said.  "And I refused to rush the process and cut corners.  Technical investigations such as this one can't be driven by public opinion or political pressure to make an arrest." 

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