CONSTANTINE, Mich. (April 21, 2014) – Nearly seven years after the murder of 11-year-old Jodi Parrack, an arrest has been made in connection with the crime.
After thousands of tips and several interviews, police believe a man who was one of their own, a fellow police officer helping in the search for the 5th grader, has something to hide.
Raymond McCann, 46, was arrested Friday for lying to police during the murder investigating.
“We do feel he is hiding something,” Constantine Police Chief Jim Badell said.
The probable cause affidavit obtained by FOX 17 says “McCann`s behavior, after the discovery of the victim’s body, seemed unnatural and investigators became increasingly suspicious of possible involvement.”
Badell says McCann became a person of interest that night Jodi’s body was found in the Constantine Township Cemetery.
The Chief says there was nothing obvious McCann could be arrested for.
The report says, “It was only after McCann suggested to at least four people to check the cemetery that Jodi Parrack`s deceased body was discovered.”
Police never revealed Jodi’s cause of death, but the report gives new details of how her body was found, and its connection to McCann.
The report says, “The victim`s body contained injuries to both of her wrists, consistent with the application of handcuffs. Given the fact the McCann was a reserve police officer at the time of this incident; he would have access to handcuffs.”
The report says when McCann was interrogated and questioned as to why Jodi’s DNA could be on his clothes and in his truck “McCann had testified that he had pulled the mother away from Jodi Parrack at the time of body discovery.” And “Had given him a hug and sat in his vehicle to stay warm.”
Explanations police say they found to be untrue.
Raymond McCann is currently considered a “person of interest” in the case. He’ll be back in court April 29.