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Bay Co. Man Arrested in Double Murder Case

A Bay County man has been arrested in connection with a double murder case.

Bryan Keith Castleman, 50 years old, was booked into the Bay County jail Monday night and charged with two open counts of murder. His victims, according to investigators were his wife, Mary Ann Castleman, 47 years old, and her father, Leroy Milton Minnich, 74 years old.

Springfield Police said a tip from a neighbor led to the gruesome discovery Monday afternoon.

"He called my phone and told me to come over there. I saw his wife naked on the floor. She was stabbed and cut. She had a spirit of shock all over her face. Her dad was face down on the floor. He was covered up and he was pretty badly bruised," said next-door neighbor Ricardo Reynolds.

Springfield Police Chief Phillip Thorne says the last time Mary Ann Castleman was believed to have been seen alive was last Wednesday, a day before Thanksgiving.

Investigators are now working to figure out a motive for the murders. A look into Castleman's criminal past may provide some answers. According to the Florida Department of Corrections' website, Castleman served time for domestic battery.

Castleman was being held on no bond Monday night. He's expected to make his first appearance Tuesday when a judge will formally charge him.


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