Missing Sarasota teen witnessed murder, suspect claims

- New court documents suggest a missing Sarasota teen witnessed a murder exactly one week before his disappearance.

Jabez Spann, 14, is listed as a witness to the murder of 31-year-old Travis Combs on August 28.  Combs was found with one gunshot wound to the upper torso in a grassy lot near 22nd Street and North Orange Avenue.

Another witness, later charged as an accessory after the fact, allegedly said he saw Spann walk out of a house nearby as the shooting happened.

Spann was last seen on September 4 at a Labor Day barbecue with his family in the area of 22nd Street.

Anyone with information about his disappearance is asked to call Sarasota police or Crime Stoppers

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