Person of Interest Identified in Cold Case Investigation

Charlotte County Sheriff’s Office Cold Case Detectives are seeking additional information from the public regarding the disappearance and murder of Christine Muriel Flahive on January 4, 1995.

Jonathan Charles Payne (photo from July 1996)

Cold Case Detectives have identified JONATHAN CHARLES PAYNE as one of the Persons of Interest in this investigation.

Cold Case Detectives have confirmed that Jonathan Payne had close ties to the Rollins Street location recently searched by Charlotte County Sheriff’s Office, State Attorney’s Office, and the Peace River K-9 Search and Rescue team, as well as being a patron of J.D.’s Lounge in Punta Gorda in 1995.

PAYNE died in Florida in 2011.

Cold Case Detectives are asking for persons who knew or have had contact with JONATHAN CHARLES PAYNE to contact them. 

You can reach the Cold Case Unit by calling 941-575-5361 or emailing coldcase@ccsofl.net. Tips can also be provided anonymously to Southwest Florida Crime Stoppers by calling 1-800-780-TIPS or through our CCSO Mobile App.

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