Man charged in 2001 murder immediately after his release from prison

National/World News
This is an archived article and the information in the article may be outdated. Please look at the time stamp on the story to see when it was last updated.

NEW PORT RICHEY, Fla. — A Florida man has been arrested and charged with first-degree murder nearly 18 years after a man was found dead.

WFLA reported that Randy Petersilge, 51, of New Port Richey, Florida, was charged in the death of Simon Clark.

Clark was found dead in November 2001 in New Port Richey as the result of blunt force trauma. The case remained unsolved for several years.

Detectives reopened the case in 2017 and a grand jury indicted Petersilge on one count of first-degree murder.

Petersilge was released from federal prison on Friday and was placed under arrest, according to WTSP.

Most Read

Top Stories

More Home Page Top Stories