CLAY COUNTY, Fla. - Clay County deputies who buried one of their own last year, returned Monday to the same meth house in Middleburg where Detective David White was shot and killed. Deputies discovered Nazi symbols spray-painted on the boarded-up house on Alligator Boulevard.
The community is also disturbed by another message spray-painted in huge red letters reading, "Ted Tilley RIP," an apparent homage to White's killer, who died in a gunfight there 20 months ago.
Clay County investigators say these messages are a call sign from a local gang affiliated with the Aryan Nation. "They're considered a gang and the group affiliated with Mr. Tilley is a gang," said Capt. Barry Abramowitz of the Clay County Sheriff's Office. Investigators consider this much more serious than just vandalism. Because of the possible gang affiliation, Abramowitz said whoever is responsible will face felony charges of criminal mischief with gang affiliation. Despite calls from neighbors to clean up the vandalism on the foreclosed house as soon as possible, the messages many consider painful and embarrassing may stay there for a while. "There's a lot of evidence still there and we don't want to clean up anything while a criminal investigation is going on," Abramowitz said.