UPDATE: Triple homicide suspect Boyette dead, Rice in custody in Georgia

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WEST POINT, Ga. –  According to our sister station WRBL, wanted fugitive Billy Boyette Jr. is dead from a self inflicted gun shot wound. Mary Rice is in custody.

Previously reported

Troup County Sheriff James Woodruff confirmed they believe the triple homicide suspects are surrounded at a West Point hotel in Georgia.

Officials said they saw his car in the parking lot of the hotel.

The U.S. Marshal, Georgia State Patrol SWAT and area law enforcement are working this case.

Escambia County, Fla. Sheriff’s Office Chief Deputy Chip Simmons said the two are suspected of shooting a young mother during a home invasion near Pensacola on Monday, and taking her car.

Authorities also said Boyette and Rice are also suspected in the deaths of two women in nearby Milton Jan. 31 and the Friday death of a woman in Lillian, Alabama.

Agencies in Georgia, Florida and Alabama are working together on the search for the suspects. Officials say there is a $10,000 reward for information leading to the arrest of Rice and Boyette.

WHNT News 19 is following this story closely and will update you on-air, on social media and our WHNT News 19 app when more becomes available.


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