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Posted on: September 21, 2019

[ARCHIVED] Detectives Make Arrest In Fatal Stabbing

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UPDATE #1 (09-21-19): The person of interest in this case has been located and is in custody. He can be officially identified as the suspect.

Identities of the people involved:

Victim: Thebese Rankin (27 years old)

Suspect: Joe McCants (50 years old)


The Daytona Beach Police Department is asking for the public’s help in finding a person of interest (pictured) in a fatal stabbing.

Units responded to the Citgo gas station (600 West International Speedway Boulevard) after a call for help came in at 4:37 this morning (September 21, 2019).

Paramedics took the victim to Halifax Health Medical Center, where he was pronounced dead. His identity is not available at this time but we can confirm he’s a black male in his mid to late 20’s.

No other details are available at this time, including the report and a possible motive. This homicide investigation is active and ongoing.

Anyone with information on the person of interest or this case is urged to contact Detective Jayson Wallace right away at 386-671-5207 or regarding Case 190018871.

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