FPD: Arrest made in 5-year-old unsolved murder

Spencer Jerkins
Spencer Jerkins

FOLEY, Ala. (WALA) – Foley police have announced an arrest in connection to a 5-year-old unsolved murder case.

Officials said the body of 59-year-old Michael Saucier was found January 23, 2009 in his residence on Bay Street.

Investigators have developed evidence against one of the initial suspects, Spencer Ray Jerkins. They said he lived in Foley at the time of the murder.

Jerkins had been incarcerated in a Texas Prison. Foley investigators went to Texas to interview him.

Authorities said an arrest warrant was signed for Jerkins’ arrest and he was transferred from Huntsville, Texas to the Baldwin County Corrections Center on March 6, 2014. Officials did not release what Jerkins is charged with.

In 2009, Foley investigators said Saucier had trauma to his neck and head. Detectives at one point had concentrated their efforts in Escambia County, Florida. They said Saucier had lived there for some time before moving to Foley to be closer to his son.

The case is still under investigation and officials said more arrests are anticipated.

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