MANHUNT: Deputies searching for man suspected of murdering Bushnell girl, 16

Larry Darnell Peavy is suspected of murdering a 16-year-old girl.

BUSHNELL, Fla. (WFLA) – A manhunt is underway for a Sumter County man who is suspected of murdering a teenage girl in Bushnell.

On Sunday, Nov. 5, deputies with the Sumter County Sheriff’s Office were asked to check on the well-being of a juvenile female at a home on South Pine Street in Bushnell.

Deputies gained access to the home where they discovered a 16-year-old female deceased. Authorities are not releasing her identity at this time.

Investigators say the suspect in the case has been identified as Larry Darnell Peavy, 35, of Bushnell.

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Peavy was last seen driving a grey 1997 Nissan Sentra with Florida tag # 2295UJ. His vehicle was found in Fort Pierce area.

Peavy is wanted on charges of Kidnap-False Imprisonment; Sex Assault -with a weapon or force; Kidnap-commit or facilitate the commission of a felony; Homicide-Murder in the first degree premeditated.

If you have information about Peavy’s whereabouts, call the Sumter County Sheriff’s Office as (352) 793-2621 or to remain anonymous call the Crimeline at 1-800-323-TIPS (8477).

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