A body discovered Friday inside a car in Fort Pierce is believed to be a Florida man who has been on the run since he shot and killed the manager of an outlet store after he had been fired, authorities said.
The body was discovered inside the gray Kia Sorrento belonging to 46-year-old Daniel Everett after a jogger spotted the car and called Fort Pierce Police, Orlando Police Chief Orlando Rolon said at a news conference Friday afternoon.
Officials said Everett had been in the area since as early as Monday night and may have taken his own life as early as that night.
"We're very confident that the person we were looking for has been located," "It's unfortunate that it had to end this way."
The search for Everett began after he shot and killed Eunice Vazquez, the manager of the Under Armour store at the Orlando Premium Outlets around 8 p.m. Monday, police said. Everett had worked at the store but was fired earlier Monday, Rolon said at a news conference Monday night. Rolon didn't say why Everett was fired.
Rolon said Everett created a list of other employees, and said officers had contacted the employees to ensure their safety.
Everett may have been looking for another employee the night of the killing, but the employee was on an extended lunch break when he came in, Rolon said.
"We have reason to believe he had intentions to harm others," Rolon said.
Everett had been seen driving the Kia in St. Lucie County the night of the shooting.
An arrest warrant for first-degree murder with a firearm had been obtained for Everett, police said.