Second search of dry well for evidence in cold case murder - FOX 35 News Orlando

Investigators conduct second search of dry well for evidence in cold case murder

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VOLUSIA COUNTY, Fla. (WOFL FOX 35 ORLANDO) -

Volusia County sheriff's investigators and fire rescue team spent Wednesday digging several feet into an abandoned, dry Glenwood well, searching for evidence in a cold case murder.

Investigators said James Aslinger was shot to death in may 1974 in DeBary.  He was found lying face down near a burned out home.  No suspect was found, and over the years, the case went without any leads.

In February of this year, the Sheriff's Office launched a Facebook campaign to try and flush out some tips.  Aslinger's case generated dozens of leads, including information that evidence in the case was thrown in the Glenwood well.

In May, investigators spent four-and-a-half hours searching the same well.  They made it to 24 feet down during the first search.  On Wednesday, they went for 40 feet, sending one fire fighter down for fifteen minutes at a time, and bringing back up bags full of items

While one crew helped at the well, others sifted through the muck, finding bottles, cups, parts of folding chairs, fishing reels, and even Christmas lights.

Aslinger's case is one of 38 unsolved murders in Volusia county.

 

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