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For Immediate Release

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December 20, 2012 Brad Reiff, Supervisory Deputy U.S. Marshal
Middle District of Pennsylvania (717) 221-2212
U.S. Marshals Capture Suspect in 17-Year Old Murder Case
Case was profiled on America’s Most Wanted program in 2001

Harrisburg, PA – United States Marshal Martin J. Pane announced today that the U.S. Marshals Service (USMS) arrested Tonya “Snowy” Dice in Dalton, Georgia.

Dice, 39-years old, is charged for her role in the 1995 murder of Freddie Brumfield in Greene Township, Franklin County.

On January 13, 1995, in Green Township, the body of Freddie Brumfield was found along Funk Road. It was determined that Brumfield died from a single gunshot wound. According to the Pennsylvania State Police, in June of 1995, Tonya Dice was interviewed about the incident and admitted to witnessing the murder and cleaning up the blood afterward.

On July 5, 1995, Dice failed to appear for arraignment in the Franklin County Court of Common Pleas on an unrelated drug case. A bench warrant was issued, charging her with failure to appear.

On July 14, 1999, based upon the investigative findings of the State Police into the 1995 murder, Magisterial District Judge Larry K. Meminger issued an arrest warrant against Dice. She was charged with criminal homicide and hindering apprehension/prosecution. Dice remained a fugitive on both cases until today.

In early 2012, the United States Marshals Service Fugitive Task Force in the Middle District of Pennsylvania was asked by the Franklin County Sheriff’s Office to assist in their investigation. The USMS worked extensively with the Sheriff’s Office, the Pennsylvania State Police and the Federal Bureau of Investigation to follow up leads in this case.

Based upon a collateral lead sent from Marshals Service personnel in Harrisburg, the Marshals Southeast Regional Fugitive Task Force arrested Dice this morning in Dalton, Georgia. Dice was found to be living there under the alias of Jessica Keil with her husband and three children.

United States Marshal Martin J. Pane stated, “Cold cases such as these are why the Marshal’s fugitive task force was created. The combined skill of these investigators is why this fugitive was captured. It is my sincere hope that the victim’s family finds some peace knowing the alleged perpetrator has been brought to justice.”

Dice is being held in custody in Georgia pending court proceedings for her extradition to Pennsylvania.

The concept of all USMS-led fugitive task forces is to seek out and arrest the nation’s most dangerous offenders.


Additional information about the U.S. Marshals Service can be found at http://www.usmarshals.gov.

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