Area Man Murdered

Family, friends and co-workers are in shock over the death of an area man killed on a business trip to Madison County just east of Tallahassee.

A housekeeper at a Madison motel found the body of Richard Meinzer of Alford inside of his room.

Meinzer lived in Alford, in Jackson County, but he worked for Fidelity National Title Insurance Company in Panama City.

Workers at the company's Harrison Avenue office confirmed Meinzer was in Madison on business.

Florida Department of Law Enforcement officials have teamed up with Madison County sheriff’s investigators processing the scene in a room motel off I-10 in Madison.

But investigators haven't released a motive for the murder.

Investigators are asking the public for help. If you have any information about this case, please call the Madison County Sheriff's Office at 850-973-4151.