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Florida Man With Tattooed Face Arrested in 2001 Murder

Randy Petersilge, 51, is facing a first-degree homicide charge

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    Florida Man With Tattooed Face Arrested in 2001 Murder

    Randy Petersilge, 51, is facing a first-degree homicide charge in the November 2001 murder of 41-year-old Simon Clark, New Port Richey Police said Monday.

    (Published Monday, April 8, 2019)

    A Florida man with distinctive facial tattoos is facing a murder charge in the 2001 killing of another man, authorities said.

    Randy Petersilge, 51, is facing a first-degree homicide charge in the November 2001 murder of 41-year-old Simon Clark, New Port Richey Police said Monday.

    Clark died as a result of blunt force trauma, but there were no arrests made in the initial investigation, police said. Petersilge was later developed as a possible suspect, police said.

    In 2017, detectives reopened the case, and in January 2018, a grand jury indicted Petersilge. He had been incarcerated in a federal prison at the time, but when he was released from the prison this past Friday, he was placed under arrest for Clark's murder, authorities said.

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    Petersilge was awaiting transport to the Pasco County Jail to face the murder charge. Attorney information wasn't available.