Article about Tremaine Peek

I found this article about the disappearance of Tremaine Peek, an eighteen-year-old who’s been missing from Cocoa, Florida for three years last month. I’m kind of surprised no arrests have been made in this case. It’s obvious the young man was murdered and the police even have witnesses — albeit ear-witnesses, not eye-witnesses. A neighbor heard a gunshot and saw Tremaine being carried out of the apartment. Tremaine’s girlfriend was talking to him on the phone and she also heard a gunshot. She went to his apartment and his roommates said they’d taken him to the hospital, which turned out to be untrue. No prizes for guessing what actually happened.

Perhaps the police are just biding their time to put a strong case together. One of the suspects in Tremaine’s disappearance is in jail right now for another violent crime.

6 thoughts on “Article about Tremaine Peek

  1. Zoe December 12, 2010 / 3:52 am

    This one does seem rather cut and dry. Surely there would have been some evidence plus they lied about taking him to hospital.

    • Meaghan December 12, 2010 / 4:47 am

      I think if I heard a gunshot while talking to someone on the phone, and then the convo got cut off, I might call 911. Or perhaps not. If it turned out to just be something falling on the floor or a truck backfiring or something, that might be awfully embarrassing.

      Once, my father told me, he decided to take a nap in his office. A student came to the office to find Dad lying facedown on the floor, partially under his office desk. The student went to the secretary and said he thought Professor Good might have had a heart attack or something. They debated among themselves what to do and finally decided to call his office and see if he answered the phone. Fortunately the noise woke my father and everything worked out in the end. After that he brought a futon to the office so he could nap in the future without scaring anyone.

  2. Princess Shantae December 12, 2010 / 10:13 am

    My mom was driving to work one morning and she passed a parking lot and saw a guy down on the ground partway under his car. She slowed down and tried to see if he was having some kind of trouble, but then she decided he was working on his car and drove off.
    Later she found out he’d had a heart attack and died, and that he was the brother or brother in law of somebody she knew from school. She never forgave herself for not stopping or calling for help, and she always told us its better to look a little silly than to feel like you left somebody to die.

  3. porky June 29, 2011 / 1:09 am

    Why don’t they just ask the girlfriend what happened? I mean if she was JUST there and left, was on the phone with him why would someone shoot him knowing he is on the phone w.his girlfriend?? A potential ‘Witness’ and Why would she go back knowing somthing fishy was going on, she sopposely heard a gunshot, he didn’t get back on the phone yet she goes back there?…Maybe her and the roommate had somthing going on and they planned it together ?? When was the last time his parents or friends talked/seen him? He could of went missing earlier even if it was just a few hours and the roomate could of called off his phone to the girlfriend then dumped the phone in the water… I’m really not trying to be some websleugh lol but why don’t they just give the girlfriend and the roomate lie detectors and go from there?

  4. kim November 26, 2011 / 9:09 pm

    Having second-hand knowledge of this muder, being an acquaintance of the Tremaine’s family years after this muder, I have a simple but unethical response to your questions. The reason why the prosecutor will not prosecute this case is because the muderer is already convicte of another murder, one of a store owner, who was more influential in the community than Tremaine. The family was informed that no time and money would be “wasted” on a court proceeding in Tremaine’s murder because the murderer would already be jail for another murder.

    • Meaghan November 26, 2011 / 9:12 pm

      Much the same thing happened to me. A man attacked me but after he was identified, they did not want to prosecute because he was already convicted of a very similar crime. I agreed to it — reluctantly.

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