Matthew Williams had been missing, his body found in Tallahassee


A man charged with threatening his Shell Point neighbors was reportedly found dead in Tallahassee, according to sources close to the matter.

An intense manhunt had been underway for Williams as of Friday when his court-ordered GPS monitor stopped sending a signal. Law enforcement went to Williams’ Woodville home and he wasn’t there.
Williams was arrested on Dec. 16 after neighbors on Sandpiper Lane in Shell Point were threatened and he came out of his house armed with a shotgun and two pistols while deputies were there.

Editor’s Note: This story was updated after The Sun was contacted by a family member of Williams who disputed reports that the death appeared to be a suicide. The family member did not disclose the cause of death, and it could not immediately be determined by public documents.