UPDATE: Bond set for Dothan man charged with daughter’s murder

Police believe the crime was committed in Dothan. From there, the body was disposed of in Ozark.
Published: Mar. 12, 2022 at 11:44 AM CST
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UPDATE:

DOTHAN, Ala. (WTVY) - A bond has been set for Orlando Williams, the man police believe murdered his daughter and hid her body. Williams is currently being held in the Houston County Jail on a $1.5M bond.

In March 2021, a report was filed with the Dothan Police Department for a missing person, 38-year-old Tomekia Tiffany Williams. Tomekia was from Jacksonville, FL but was last known to be in Dothan, AL. 

All leads were exhausted in the investigation of her disappearance at that time.

On February 9, 2022, skeletal remains were found in the 2000 block of Johntown Road in Ozark, AL. Believing those remains could possibly be Tomekia Tiffany Williams.

DNA testing was completed by the Alabama Department of Forensic Sciences, confirming it was her.

Ozark Police Department spoke to the last person Tomekia was known to be with, her father, Orlando Williams of Dothan. Information obtained led to investigators from Dothan Police Department joining Ozark Police Department in the joint investigation. 

During the investigation, it was learned that after the death of Tomekia, Orlando Williams drove around with Tomekia’s body in his vehicle before dumping her body in the wooded area in Ozark.

As a result of the investigation, the Dothan Police Department charged 64-year-old Orlando Williams of Dothan with one count of murder for the death of Tomekia Tiffany Williams. The Ozark Police Department will have additional charges against Orlando Williams.

ORIGINAL:

DOTHAN, Ala. (WTVY) - Dothan police have arrested a man in the death of his daughter.

Orlando Williams, 64, was booked into Houston County Jail late Friday for the death of 38-year-old Tomekia Tiffany Williams.

In February, two men found skeletal remains in the Johntown area of Ozark. Evidence at the scene, including the remains, were sent to the state forensics lab for testing.

A DNA profile was formed that identified the remains as Williams.

Police believe the crime was committed in Dothan. From there, the body was disposed of in Ozark. Williams could face additional charges in both police jurisdictions.

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