TPD Releases New Information In 2014 Death Of FSU Professor Dan Markel

Jul 17, 2015

TPD is searching for this silver-green Prius in the case of Dan Markel.
Credit Tallahassee Police Department

The Tallahassee Police Department is out with new information a year after the murder of a Florida State University professor.  TPD is looking for a car that may have been used in the killing of Daniel Markel.

Markel was shot in the garage of his Betton Hills home, and police say he was the intended target. He later died from his injuries. The case made international news, but no suspects have been identified. TPD now has more information about a car earlier identified as a silver Prius. Toyota lists the color as Silver Pine Green.

"That means it’s going to be sometimes silver, sometimes green according to the light. The second thing is the bumper. There’s a hole where you put a tow bar into it and tow the vehicle. That’s missing on the vehicle," said TPD spokesman David Northway in a video posted on TPD's website.

The car also has mismatched rearview mirrors, and the passenger side mirror may have been replaced, and a toll-reader is in the front window.

“This may have been used by the perpetrator in the crime and then returned to the owner, unknown to the owner," said Northway. "We’re asking anyone with information to please call at (850) 891-4462 or use crime stoppers at (850) 574-TIPS.” 

TPD released the new information Friday. It’s also upping the award amount to $125,000 for information that leads to a conviction in Markel’s death.