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TPD: Man helped manslaughter suspect move victim's body from Tallahassee to Quincy

Murder Investigation
Posted at 5:30 PM, Jul 29, 2020
and last updated 2020-07-29 17:39:02-04

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (WTXL) — A 20-year-old man has been arrested in connection to a fatal shooting in Tallahassee that led investigators to discover the victim's remains in Quincy.

On June 24, TPD received information from the Wakulla County Sheriff’s Office about a homicide that occurred in Tallahassee. According to a witness, a shooting occurred in a townhouse on Pullen Road and had not yet been reported.

When police searched the home, their investigation uncovered details of a shooting that happened early Wednesday morning and led investigators to the body of an adult man in Gadsden County.

TPD later identified 38-year-old Rohn Vause as a suspect and took him into custody on numerous felony charges including manslaughter.

Police say an ongoing investigation revealed 20-year-old Thomas Bryant helped Vause in concealing the death.

According to the Jackson County Sheriff's office, "Bryant’s involvement in the homicide is suspected to be posthumous, where he allegedly assisted in attempting to relocate and dismember the decedent in a malicious effort to dispose of the body."

Bryant was arrested Wednesday in Marianna by members of TPD’s Career Criminal Unit, which is part of the U.S. Marshal’s Violent Fugitive Task Force, on charges of accessory after the fact/first degree felony and mishandling of human remains.

He is awaiting extradition to Tallahassee from Marianna.