Person of interest in FL couple's slaying found

July 15, 2009 3:43:35 PM PDT
Authorities say they've located a woman wanted for questioning in the slaying of a Florida Panhandle couple during a break-in. Seven people are in custody in the deaths of Melanie and Byrd Billings, known for adopting children with special needs.

Police said earlier Wednesday that they were looking for a real estate agent named Pamela Laverne Long. They were concerned about her safety because she hadn't been heard from in about two days.

Escambia County Sheriff David Morgan says police in Orange Beach, Ala., found her in or near a marina about 30 miles from Pensacola on Wednesday afternoon.

Morgan says Long is coming back to Florida voluntarily and is not in custody. He says she is friends with and rented property to Leonard Gonzalez, Jr., one of the suspects charged with murder in the case.

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