Bay County Sheriff’s Office announces arrest in Laguna Beach homicide investigation

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BAY COUNTY, Fla. (WMBB) — The Bay County Sheriff’s Office has made an arrest in the Laguna Beach homicide investigation.

Authorities arrested 35-year-old, Dionysios Joseph Palvis, on Friday in Cullman County, Alabama in connection to the murder of 25-year-old Whitney Strickland.

Previous booking photo of Pavlis provided by BCSO.

According to a news release, BCSO investigators traveled to Cullman County overnight and developed additional evidence in this case leading to Pavlis’ arrest on one open count of murder. He will be extradited to Bay County to face charges.

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