On the morning of June 5th, 1994 Rebecca Hunt, a nurse traveling to Pennsylvania to visit family, took her dog on a walk while her car was being repaired at a shop 3 miles north of Lake City, Florida. What she would discover would become Lake City's next tragedy.
The human remains of a teenage boy was found near a dumpster at the service station Ms. Hunt was at by her dog; along with a bagful of evidence that contained a shirt, knives, and a slew of other evidence that was tied to the murder.
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THE DAY THAT HAPPENED
THE INITIAL INVESTIGATION
LAKE CITY JOHN DOE: THE VOLUNTEER EFFORT
MARCH 2017: THE ARREST AND TRIAL OF RONNIE HYDE
At some point, Ronnie Leon Hyde will face a judge and a jury of his peers before a courtroom presided by Judge Angela Cox. Murder, child porn, sexual assault is just three of many things he will have to answer for during his trial, State of Florida v. Ronnie Leon Hyde.
In the months that have followed since his arrest, accusations of misconduct among peers and clients of Hyde's were brought up. This has included sexually assaulting a member of Fred Laster's family, the grandson of a minister that Hyde was close with, and a young relative of Hyde's.
Follow along as we get closer to the trial as we continue to dig deeper into this case...a case that has gone BEYOND murder.
NOTE: A Twitter Account will be attached here soon, to provide real time updates of the Ronnie Hyde trial from Jacksonville, FL.
*NEW FEATURE* The Files of Ronnie Hyde: Court Documents Detailing Court Proceedings and Actions during the Trial of Ronnie Hyde. Access this page HERE!
2018 Discovery Files are now available online but will be updated slowly, as there are tons of documents to be rolled out. Please bear with us! To access Discovery Documents, CLICK HERE!
Every year on June 5th at 10:09AM, we take a moment of silence to remember Freddy. He wasn't just the Lake City John Doe. He was a son, a brother, and a friend to many. With a creative mind and an adventurous spirit, Fred Paul Laster was someone to know.
We never want to forget Freddy and his story; which is why we are willing to present it to the world. Follow this link to know more about Freddy.
To leave a memorial message, click here. Freddy's family does read these.
In memory of Freddy, also consider advocating for missing and unidentified persons by visiting one of the clearinghouse websites by viewing the resources page.
The Mission of the Lake City John Doe Case Website is to help the public stay informed about the Ron Hyde Murder Investigation as it happens; as well as telling the story of how everything came together. From information you will only find here to interviews that are planned to be conducted; we are proud to call this website the OFFICIAL site for everything you need to know about the case. We are also endorsed by family members of Fred Laster.