Police identify suspect in woman’s murder

Published 5:00 pm Saturday, October 27, 2012

Troy Police have identified the man they are looking for in connection with the murder of a woman in Troy Saturday.

A warrant has been signed for Suroy Manquel Wheeler, 33. Police report he is about six feet tall and 175 pounds.

Suroy Wheeler

Suroy Wheeler

Sgt. Benny Scarbrough said police received a call shortly after 3 p.m. Saturday alerting them to a body found. Scarbrough would not release the identity of the victim, saying only that she was a 29-year-old black woman who was found in a Troy Villa apartment on Henderson Street. He would not say if she was alive at the time police arrived.

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Wheeler ‘s bond has been set at $100,000.

The Pike County Coroner, Pike County Circuit Clerk’s Office and the Pike County District Attorney are assisting the Troy Police Department in this case.

Anyone with information is asked to call TPD at 566-0500 or the secret witness line at 566-5555.