Chris George and Tracy Ocasio Missing: Will New Witnesses Be The Tell Tale Heart To Find Them?

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Hearken! And Observe how healthily- how calmly I can tell you the whole story! -Poe


Chris gym shorts

The last verifiable interaction with Chris George was at approximately 6PM on February 11, 2009.

Apopka Police came upon Jimmy Hataway, Tyler Watters and Brandon Losik in the area of Ocoee Apopka rd emerging from the woods, with Chris’s white Xterra in full view from the road.

Watters and Hataway were cuffed at the scene and questioned separately for 6 hours.< ?xml:namespace prefix ="" o />

Their stories did not match.

The officers were satisfied. My manner had convinced them. I was singularly at ease. They sat, and while I answered cheerily, they chatted of familiar things. But, ere long, I felt myself getting pale and wished them gone.

Tyler Watters Account (Abridged):

Tyler Watters and cousins Hutto in Back - Copy

At about 1:30AM February 12, 2009, Chris drove into the woods off of < ?xml:namespace prefix ="" st1 />Ocoee Apopka Rd. He was high and the pair had been doing drugs earlier.

He ran out of the truck, yelling “If you wanna be a G you gotta roll like a G.” He said that Chris dropped his phone, his keys, the pair stopped for a second to look on the ground for it and then Chris kept running.

Tyler said he ran after Chris until the area got marshy, he stopped, turned around and started walking back to the truck.  He said he could not find the keys or Chris’s phone, so he called a friend to pick him up. The girls at Sun Resorts had passed out early, they slept through the whole thing until morning when they dropped him and Jimmy off at the “wrecked truck” to look for Chris.

Jimmy Hataways Account (Abridged):

Hataway bong and chain

Tyler called him and told him that Chris wigged out and ran into the woods leaving him stranded.  He said he borrowed one of the girl’s vehicles to go pick Tyler up and the girls dropped them off the next morning at the truck to look for Chris. The girls crashed early and slept through the whole thing. The next day they packed snacks, waters and headed out into the woods to look for Chris. Next thing he knew, cops were on the side of the road.

There are several versions of these, but you get the idea. What is astounding to me is that these two were well aware there was a guard shack at the entrance of the park, and a closed circuit camera trained on cars entering and exiting. I guess they figured out they had some time before Apopka PD would learn that.

They were right.

They would not be questioned again for months. In fact, not until after May 28, 2009.


The Truth

Focusing specifically on the events of February 11, 2009 and Chris George’s arrivals and exits from Sun Resorts

Chris arrives at Sun Resorts about 2:15PM, leaves about 2:30PM with Jimmy Hataway.

According to Hataway, Chris leaves him at a location of a person he did not know for about 3 hours. They are back at the park at 5:10PM.

The group hangs out together for about 30 minutes and Tyler Watters asks Chris if he would take him to his grandmother’s house for a change of clothes if he pays him $20 for gas. Chris’s truck pulls out of Sun Resorts at 5:40PM.

At approximately 10PM, Watters calls one of the female residents of Lot #269 announcing Chris left him stranded in the woods and he needed a ride. He said he had been walking a while, and would be on Keene Rd. Hataway and the girls picked him up a few minutes later on Keene.

Watters was wearing a white t-shirt and jeans without a smudge on him, not a burr or a scratch. It was not what he wore when he left and is presumed to be the “change of clothes” after showering at his grandmothers. His boots were not muddy and he was carrying the duffel bag he left with.

Rosemary Watters has been interviewed and stated that Tyler definitely was there and showered, however, she never saw Chris. She went on to say she was aware of the truck parked outside, but did not notice if someone was sitting in it.

After the foursome arrived back at Sun Resorts, Tyler made several calls discussing the incident with animated detail. Although he had his own phone, he was using one of the female witnesses, which again, LE was not aware of until months later.  

Within 15 minutes, Hataway and Watters requested the girls take them back out to the scene to look for Chris.

At this point, both the pickup of Watters and the drop off of both he and Hataway, occurred on Keene Rd.  At no time during either, was the White Xterra visible to anyone from the road and had been described as “deep in the woods” by Watters.

At approximately 11:30PM the truck was spotted pulling into the space at Lot 269 at Sun Resorts where it would remain until the next morning. 

The female witnesses, who had been visiting a relative of one of the women within the park; noticed upon their return to Lot #269 Chris George’s white Xterra was parked outside. Both heaved a sigh of relief.

As they bounded in the door to participate in the “crisis averted” celebration they expected to be walking into, they quickly learned that was not the case.

Upon the eighth night I was more than usually cautious in opening the door. A watch’s minute hand moves more quickly than did mine. Never before that night had I felt the extent of my own powers – of my sagacity.

If Chris truly was in the woods, Jimmy and Tyler just removed his only means to get out and the girls called them on it.

Hataway reasoned with them to think it through. “If” there was drugs or evidence of drug use in the vehicle, and it was found on the side of the road, Chris would be arrested as the owner and they would all be in trouble.  

Watters chimed in that Chris had called his Father to say he was fine, according to his brother, to put their collective minds at ease.

Chris George’s Father had been deceased for 11 years and he does not have a brother.

There were two voice mail messages received between the alleged “accident” and the return of the truck to the trailer, one from the girls, and one from Hataway:

..”Chris, this is (redacted). We are worried about you call us and tell us where you are and we will come get you. At least call and tell us your ok or whatever.

..Yo- This is Yarr.  We got your stuff and your bag. Call me. It’s Yarr..”

There was no message from Watters, and he must have not yet told the part of the story where Chris dropped his phone and could not find it to the rest of the group, rendering their messages useless.

Early the next morning, Hataway and Watters cleaned the vehicle.

Roof rack compartment xterra

The White Xterra Chris George leased to begin his mobile detailing business, was being detailed without him.

Jimmy removed a section of barbed wire from the front fender and he and Watters both checked the wheel wells and under carriage for what they said could be used for “stash”. Nothing was found.

At 7AM, after telling the girls they were going back to look for Chris, and would call for a ride once they put the truck back, Hataway and Watters left Sun Resorts.

After a few hours, when Watters did not answer the phone he was borrowing from one of the girls, they drove to the scene and saw nothing but a black sedan parked on the side of Keene Rd. Yes, you read that correctly. The female witnesses were told the car “wrecked” on Keene, when in fact, it was ultimately located on Ocoee Apopka Rd. 

Although it was clear the truck accident had been staged, including the placement of Chris George’s sunglasses in the grass outside the right front passenger door, the truck was not processed as a possible crime scene.  An accident report on the vehicle was filed by Apopka Police. 


According to sources within the investigation speaking to on the condition of anonymity, at the time Hataway and Watters were supposed to be putting the truck back in the early morning of February 12, 2009, they were spotted in Altamonte Springs, where it is believed Chris had been with Hataway the day before. 

Within 2 weeks of Chris’s disappearance, the last 4 people to see Chris George alive relocated to different areas of the state, except one: Jimmy Hataway.

The female witnesses, arguably the most critical to the investigation, were not interviewed.

I paced the floor to and fro with heavy strides, as if excited to fury by the observations of the men – but the noise steadily increased. Oh God! what could I do? I foamed – I raved – I swore! I swung the chair upon which I had been sitting, and grated it upon the boards, but the noise arose over all and continually increased.

One month later, In March, a friend of Jimmy Hataways who met him at Franks Place one evening says Hataway was “matter of fact” about the whole thing:

….” We were sitting at Frank’s and he points to this flyer on the bar, I did not know the dude or that Jimmy knew him either..

..” He pointed to it, and said that’s my buddy that was tweaked one night and ran into the woods.. He was yelling that the Mexican Mafia was after him.”

When I asked him if he felt Jimmy was lying, he replied:

..That’s just it, you could never tell with him. I have no idea. When we were kids I saw him lie about anything and people believed him.”

On the evening of April 14, 2009, Chris had been missing for 2 months.

Tracy aqua turtleneck


On the evening of April 14, 2009 Tracy Ocasio may have unwittingly sealed a similar fate.

Located in Metro West, The Tap Room  was a favorite night spot for Tracy Ocasio and friends.

On the evening of April 14, Tracy Ocasio and Chris George began their single degree of separation: Paul Adam Hutto.


In Tracy’s own words:



Up until the above image of a post drafted by Tracy Ocasio herself and obtained exclusively by, Ocoee PD has been adamant that there were 2 separate incidents at the Tap Room, involving Tracy Ocasio,  Paul Hutto and an as yet un-named blonde woman believed to be Lori Coon Branic.

In other words, because Orlando Police Department believed they were seperate incidents, there were no corroborating witnesses to back up Tracy’s police report, and as the only complaining witness listed, when Tracy went missing, they could not proceed with the charge against Hutto. Hutto faced probation/parole violation from the incident. 

I gasped for breath – and yet the officers heard it not. I talked more quickly – more vehemently; but the noise steadily increased.

Branic is the wife of Paul Branic, former Hutto business partner and former performer alongside Alicia Hutto at Lollipops Gentlemen’s Club in Daytona Beach.


While Tracy appears to be familiar with the group that she ran into that evening, she clearly only knew Paul Hutto by his first name, and had dated someone in their “circle” a few weeks before. It is believed that is who she is referring to as “moron” in her post.

Obtained exclusively by, the complete Police reports of the incident involving Tracy Ocasio, the evening of April 14, 2009, into the early morning hours of April 15, 2009.

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On April 17, it was alleged James Hataway punched a truck owned by a Donnaugh Robinson on AD Mimms Rd; he has since been acquitted of those charges. However, the incident occurred at a location Chris George visited the night before he disappeared. Hataway is pictured below at the municipal building answering the summons on April 19th.


On April 22nd Tracy Ocasio visited the Orlando Police Department to review a lineup and positively identified Paul Hutto as the man who shoved her to the ground outside The Tap Room at 12:30AM April 15th. She was adamant that she wished to press charges according to the reports.

On the initial officer’s statement, Paul Hutto was said to have left the scene with a friend driving a White Dodge Durango.  Lori Branic was issued a summons in January 2010 for failing to produce a driver’s license while driving a white 2004 Dodge Durango. The summons was satisfied after Ms. Branic produced her license a week later.

On May 26, 2009, Tracy Ocasio watched the Magic Game at the Tap Room.


According to early statements to police as well as mutual friends by Hataway, The Hutto brothers had attempted to watch THE MAGIC at the Tap Room earlier that evening, but had relocated to Gators when Paul was turned away because he was banned for the April incident.



There is an unknown witness apparently who claims to have not only been at The Tap Room that evening and Tracy Ocasio was the first person they saw.



On May 26, 2009, District Atty Patty White mailed a letter written May 22 to Tracy Ocasio asking her to verify charges for the second time. She never received it.

It was received by her parents, Joe and Liz Ocasio after she went missing from the Tap Room in the early morning hours of May 27.

Tracy and brother Joey O

On May 28 Tracy Ocasio’s bright yellow Chevy Cobalt was located on W Franklin St within 2 blocks of Hataway’s home with the front seats reclined.  Cadaver Dogs were deployed to the scene but did not “hit” on the car or anywhere near Hataway’s house.

Video of what was believed to be that of Tracy Ocasio in a light blue and white baseball hat, a sweatshirt and black heeled boots, leaving with an unidentified man was released. Kyle Coziel and Greg Toole, friends of Hataway and patrons of The Tap Room, identified him on the tape immediately.

Jimmy Hataway agreed to a voluntary search of the home on Lyle St in Ocoee he shared with his hearing impaired Father. He stated that he and Tracy hung out for a bit, and she left on her own. Hataway told his best friend he commonly referred to as his brother, Colt Hickox, that he took and passed a polygraph. Investigators refute that, going as far as stating that he “failed miserably.” 


Recent Developments involving two of Tracy’s friends possibly receiving text messages from her that evening saying “Gone to the Lake” could not be verified through cell phone records due to the length of time that has passed. However, two of her friends both agree it was sent either that evening, or the previous day.

When Hataway was interviewed, he told Ocoee Police they should be talking to Paul Hutto, the man who “attacked her at The Tap Room last month.” He also said that Hutto called him and told him if police asked him if he knew Ocasio, he was to deny it.  Both Paul and Jeremiah Hutto were questioned by detectives as a result, flatly denying they had anything to do with Ocasio’s disappearance. Although Paul Hutto had a solid alibis up till 2:30AM when Gators Bar closed, as an Ocoee detective was sitting across the bar from him waiting for a friend, both he and Jeremiah refused to take polygraph examinations.

It is not clear if Hataway also told Police at that time that he had been working for Hutto.    

Upon learning of Ms. Ocasio’s disappearance and the mutual acquaintances involved, Apopka PD renewed efforts to speak to Watters and Hataway in regards to Chris George’s disappearance. Although the White Nissan Xterra that belonged to Chris was now released to new owners, Apopka PD impounded the vehicle briefly for further processing . The results of that examination are being withheld for investigative reasons.

FDLE agents, at the request of Apopka PD, finally interviewed the female residents/witnesses from Sun Resorts in June, 2009.

And it was the mournful influence of the unperceived shadow that caused him to feel – although he neither saw nor heard – to feel the presence of my head within the room.

While it has been confirmed through those interviews that Hataway was not present when Chris George went missing, police believe he was part of a “set-up” regarding his disappearance and presumed murder. He is the only named suspect to date in the disappearance of Tracy Ocasio and is currently awaiting trial next week for the attempted murder of Casselberry woman Rachael Clark. On December 8, 2010 a previously continued docket sounding will be held in Seminole County to schedule trial, and possibly to entertain any last minute plea offers. Mr. Hataway is represented by Public Defender Leukel.

Tyler Watters is on bond awaiting trial for charges for trafficking in over 4 grams of heroin, and recently hired private counsel Victor Mead. His next hearing is scheduled for February 2, 2011.


Paul Hutto is pending driver license suspension for non-payment of a careless driving and non-wear of seatbelt charge from September 2010. He has not been charged with the assault on Tracy Ocasio as the charge pending at the time of her disappearance did not have a “corroborating witness”.

Unknown Hutto

Anthony Zedde, president of Anthony Zedde’s Lake Clearing Services, who is believed to be the former employer of Jeremiah and Paul Hutto,  is on bond awaiting trial for trafficking in dillaud and has entered a no contest plea for trafficking in heroin. His current docket shows a capias was issued on November 17, 2010 on the substance offense felony, for which he is due in court this Thursday December 2, 2010.


Last week, the parents of Tracy Ocasio and a Tampa news station received a letter from a man claiming to be the former boyfriend of the Mother of Jimmy Hataway’s daughter, Amanda Case.


Adam Craig, who dated Case briefly in 2007 and claims to have met Hataway, produced a letter and map of 2 locations where he states that Case told him 3 bodies of individuals, in which she participated in their murders, would be located.

Adam Craig

An Ocoee detective was dispatched to Craig’s Lakeland residence and while the claims appear to be largely discounted, they remain under investigation at the time of this publication.

Adam Craig is currently facing felony charges for allegedly running into a man with his vehicle, and has had prior drug convictions. According to his face book, the prosecution in his instant case has offered a plea deal of 6 years.

It is possible Mr. Craig may be attempting to affect his current criminal trial by alleging he has information in other cases. 

Now this is the point. You fancy me mad. Madmen know nothing. But you should have seen me. You should have seen how wisely I proceeded – with what caution – with what foresight


The investigations into the disappearance of Chris George and Tracy Ocasio are ongoing.

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  1. ClassyGal says:

    So….. Does anyone know what the outcome of the letter recently sent was? I know LE said they were following up on the location pointed out by conducting seaches. Did they determine that the letter was a hoax?

    I believe the part about Ms. Case has been determined to be false, but no word on whether or not it will be searched as a result.

  2. CutiePie says:

    Re: post #40

    Angie, I meant to mention earlier. Please take heed to Blinks advice re: “Brian’s Dreams” (and Gail St. John, et al). I have first hand knowledge (long story) that those folks are a crock of BS. They will take advantage of anyone who will fall for it. Please DO NOT donate or lend any money to them. Never give them your credit card information or true identity or personal information. They will rob you blind! NO JOKE. I know for a fact they are being investigated by IRS and US Treasury Dept. Please do not allow yourself to become another statistic. Consider yourself fair warned and spread the warning to any and all you know.

    Just looking out for ya kid!

  3. CutiePie says:

    Angie, I meant to mention earlier. Please take heed to Blinks advice re: “Brian’s Dreams” (and Gail St. John, et al). I know have first hand knowledge (long story) that those folks are a crock of BS. They will take advantage of anyone who will fall for it. Please DO NOT donate or lend any money to them. Never give them your credit card information or true identity or personal information. They will rob you blind! NO JOKE. I know for a fact they are being investigated by IRS and US Treasury Dept. Please do not allow yourself to become another statistic. Consider yourself fair warned and spread the warning to any and all you know.

    Just looking out for ya kid.

  4. Angie says:

    Thank you for looking out CutiePie… I have nothing to give them any way. It’s amamzing who people with prey on.

  5. Chris' gf says:

    Thanks to Angie for articulating what I was feeling but unsure how to express regarding the comment from Divad. That’s about all there is so say about that I think…

    You guy’s know I let those comments up on occasion for a reason, right?

  6. Angie says:

    lol I should really try spell check. ( you dont have to post this)

  7. ClassyGal says:

    Well…… wouldn’t the letter writer be charged with obstruction of justice if the info was false?

    Ex gf- that is sickening. Seems like that town is really messed up. Taken over by thugs to say the least!

  8. Angie says:

    Blink~ Thank you :0)

    I think people forget that if someone is willing to kill another, they will kill anyone, for the most part, for whatever their intended motive is. That would include innocent people who do not jaywalk.

    In my Adult life ( debated by some, lol) I have seen a young gentle man, with some known mental challenges, killed for his XBOX.

    Everyone is vulnerable, there is no honor among perps.

  9. Chris' mom says:

    In response to comment #46: Divad– I’m fairly certain that you, like me, have experienced opening your mouth and inserting your foot. If not, congratulations on your first success. Don’t be too concerned about it because it’s bound to happen again…at least that’s been my experience.

    I do want to assure you that Chris was loved, just as I imagine that you love your son. I was also proud of him in many ways. Yes, he made some poor choices that not only broke my heart but had devastating consequences for him as well as his friends and family.

    As a parent, I felt I did my best and, in fact, am continuing to do my best as I fight for him even in death.

    Was Chris perfect? No. Was he a victim? Yes.

    An illustration that comes to mind is something I heard on the radio years ago when the issue of rape was being discussed. A comment that was made was that a woman should be able to walk down the street naked and not be raped. Think about that a minute…

    No one disputes that Chris didn’t play a part but that’s not the issue. The issue is that he shouldn’t have been murdered…regardless.

    I think sometimes folks forget the burden as parents, which you Rachael, clearly have not, that we are obligated to learn from the tragedy that befalls others so we can best educate those we love.

    The point is, as you have pointed out, that regardless how one may feel about Chris or his actions, why would it be ok for a killer/killers to be free to victimize again?


  10. Christy says:

    Every time I read something you say, it becomes even clearer to me what an amazing woman and mother you are! We as parent’s can teach our children right from wrong and love them to piece’s, but they are still thier own person no matter how perfect we want them to be. My 9 yr old son was really angry the other day fighting with his older sister and spouted off “maybe I should just kill myself!” OMG, I sat him down and said “I wouldn’t be able to ever function again if something happened to you”. He said he was just mad, but it scared the hell out of me! As a mom of a sixteen yr old son, a 12 yr old daughter, and a 9 yr old son, I try everyday to teach them compassion and good morrals and hope they listen to me at least a little bit! I just want you to know that my heart goes out to you and that by reading your words I can tell you did right by Chris and were a very good mom to him!

    God bless you and your family,


    Agreed. It is my sincere honor to know her.

  11. Barb says:

    Could someone please post a link to volume 3 & 4 ? I’m rather lost trying to find it. lol

  12. Chris' mom says:

    Thank you Christy and Blink for your kind words.

    Chris’ gf and Angie were other good influences in Chris’ life, as well as others in our family and circle of friends. All of us did our best to guide and encourage him to make better choices and some times he would but at other times…

  13. Christy says:

    Good afternoon Blink~

    Tyler Watters Account (Abridged):
    At about 1:30AM February 12, 2009, Chris drove into the woods off of Ocoee Apopka Rd. He was high and the pair had been doing drugs earlier.

    At approximately 10PM, Watters calls one of the female residents of Lot #269 announcing Chris left him stranded in
    the woods and he needed a ride. He said he had been walking a while, and would be on Keene Rd. Hataway and
    the girls picked him up a few minutes later on Keene.
    The 10:00 p.m. time of call would be correct right? The truck is seen pulling back into sun resorts at 11:30… Watters should stop lying, he’s not very good at it!
    I find this statment very encouraging:
    Although the White Nissan Xterra that belonged to Chris was now released to new owners, Apopka PD impounded the vehicle briefly for further processing . The results of that examination are being withheld for investigative
    I hope LE was able to find evidence of what happened in that truck and Hataway and Watters weren’t able to clean it as good as they thought! I’m sure LE would of lit it up!

    Great Job Blink!!


    I think it is safe to assume that the truck is not without it’s version of events as well.

  14. Angie says:

    Thank you Christy and Blink for your kind words.

    Chris’ gf and Angie were other good influences in Chris’ life, as well as others in our family and circle of friends. All of us did our best to guide and encourage him to make better choices and some times he would but at other times…

    Rachel, Thank you for saying that.. It means so much to hear it from you his mother :0)

    It is funny cause you could see the battle of right and wrong churn within him at times. I can remember a few times that I was able to talk him into a better choice. But he was as strong willed as they come at times. I know he loved and respected you.. he always talked about how strong and independant you are. He tried to get me together with you a few times as I was going through some struggles of my own. It’s funny now that I look back… Chris was always looking out for me in a lot of ways :o ) I would like to think that you have something to do with his trates that allowed him to protect and care for the ones he loved.

  15. GriffyMom says:

    Where are you blink? We need you following so many ongoing stories for us.

    Faithful Reader

    I am right here, workin and a workin’

  16. GriffyMom says:

    I know you are, Blink. I just like my facts from a reliable source. You’ve spoiled me. I can no longer turn to Nancy or Jane!

  17. melissab says:

    Amen GriffyMom! I drink the Blink KoolAid too! She’s proven time and time again to be reliable and oh, so dedicated. If Blink didn’t bold it then it ain’t so!
    lol! Mornin’ Mrs. B!

  18. A Texas Grandfather says:

    Heart u.

    I made a commitment to my family to never run at night again by myself and purchased a realtime running program that runs on GPS, for my Itouch. Walking the walk, or jogging the jog, lol, one might say.

    Thank you sincerely for your kind words.

  19. Statingtheobvious says:

    You would think a woman who runs a blog like this would’nt go running. By herself. At night. In a state with no available concealed weapons permit… Sheesh…

    I offer no excuse, your right.

  20. Christy says:

    Hello Blink~
    This case is driving me Banannas! There is just so many known players! Is Hataway in jail for the assult of Rachael or the damage to the van incident? When I pulled up his arrest info. It showed robbery! Has he been in jail all this? Arrested in June 2009 and first appearance isn’t until Jan 2011! When will he ever be arrested for the assault or has that happened already? I’m so confused :( here is what I found:


    Booking #: 200900008049
    Name: JAMES   HATAWAY  
    Date of Birth: 11/21/1980
    Location: B
    Arrested by: Seminole County Sheriff`s Office
    Arrest Date: 6/12/2009 1:14:00 PM
    1st Appearance: 01/19/11 08:30 – 2009CF002737A
    Is being held on a SEMINOLE county bond in the amount of $250,000.00

  21. Christy says:

    People should not assume that when they see women jogging outside (omg, Like we women shouldn’t have any rights is BS and I’m sick of it!) at night, I am going to warn all you rapists and killers, you will be stabbed or tazered b/c we women are not gonna take it anymore! Blink, get whatever weapon you think you can handle the best and keep on jogging!

  22. quill says:

    If the girls crashed early, is there any confirmation that Jimmy actually stayed at the trailer that evening from the time Tyler and Chris left until Tyler called to be picked up?

    The girls did not crash early. Watters and Hataway told LE that so they would not be questioned. They were unsuccessful.

    It has been confirmed that Jimmy was at the trailer when Chris and Tyler left, and remained there until Watters called for the “pick up”. There was only one person at the trailer with a vehicle, one female witness.

  23. Justathought says:

    Christy, I’m sure he was arrested for the assault on her. When have you ever seen bond at 250,000 for criminal mischief? Although, I will say thats quite high for battery and robbery too. It’s all a joke, just call it was it is. They remanded him so he would sit in jail till L.E could hopefully find info/evidence to formally charge him. Not to say he shouldn’t be sitting there though.

    His charges were upgraded to attempted murder some time ago.

  24. Justathought says:

    Bad move. His broke ass wasn’t leaving John E. Polk anytime soon.

  25. Angie says:

    Blink~ With the information that Jimmy was with the girls when Chris and Tyler left and then they were called to come and pick up Tyler alone… Do you think Tyler may very likely be more apt to be responsible for Chris’ disappearance/ (and I HATE this word) Death? I have struggled with this question my self. I have wondered this for a while.

    At this point, I truly believe they are both involved in some capacity.

  26. Christy says:

    Ok that made me lol! If the acct. Balance shows what money he has toward’s his bond he’s never getting out! Yea!!

  27. Sunday says:

    Christy, that’s not money going towards his bond. That’s the amount he owes to his jail account for things such as toiletries, writing paper, etc.

  28. A Texas Grandfather says:


    I defend your right to run when and where you please. It is your personal choice. However, in our imperfect world, there are risks that you take by doing so.

    I think that safety is important when you run. There are predators out there, as we well know. who just look for an opportunity to attack a woman alone.

    The important thing is to act in a way to discourage predators. Running with a buddy makes sense from an accident standpoint. A foot that gets caught in an unseen hole and results in a broken or badly sprained ankle would leave a person running alone very hepless to an attack.

    Just because we (and this goes for both men and women) have the right to do something doesn’t mean we should do it if it compromises our safety and well being.

    Like it or not, he is right. Nobody is more pissed than I that we have to live life like there is a perp on every corner lying in wait, but if I am to be true to my work, it is what it is.

    Moreover, I appreciate the gentle way ATG, my virtual live-Poppa, presented his reasoning.

  29. ThatOneGuy says:

    Actually, I’m pretty sure it’s not money he owes to the jail. It’s money he has in his account for commissarry (i.e. snacks). The state is required to provide basic necessities such as toilet paper.

  30. Christy says:

    Texas Grandpa and Blink~
    I know, I know :) I just get mad that women and children can’t even go out of thier home without thinking about getting snatched up! I carry a good sized knife that has an assisted opening and when I go out late (to walmart shopping for toys during Christmas time) I keep it right in my hoodie pocket! I always park my truck with the drivers door facing the entrance and never next to a large vehicle that could block security camera view when I exit or enter my vehicle. I agree it’s very sad we have to live like this.
    As my Mom always says: Stay Alert~ Stay Alive!

    Merry Christmas <3


    Those are good practices, and I share your anger.

    That said, if your ever in a situation facing being accosted, I want you to scream and run to safety if you can rather than engage an attacker and think you can knife your way out of it. That is extremely rare unless you have been trained professionally. I am sure you already know this, but occupational hazzard for me to say these things I guess.

    Happy Holidays.

  31. Christy says:

    Thank you Blink for caring! It’s funny cause the advice you gave me is what I tell my kid’s when they go out to play, if someone try’s to grab you scream like hell and run, whatever they have to do to avoid getting in that car. I know you have to be close to stop an attack with a knife, but I will say if I’m going down it won’t be without a fight. In my state you can carry a gun on your person, but you can’t go inside any establishment with one! I will say I was surprised yesterday when I was at the mall, there was this dude set up in the middle booths selling tazers! He asked me if I wanted to buy one and I could name it sparky :) I thought about it. Problem is usually if someone’s going to attack they will grab you from behind in which case I would be SOL!

    Love ya,

  32. Christy says:

    Did LE ever do any search’s of the lakes you have talked about in your article? If not I just don’t understand since there is not one but two people who they still need to find in this case.

    We are working on getting a status. I will say that the recent murder of a Fallen OCSO officer and his funeral yesterday has put us behind.

  33. Sunday says:


    I know for a fact that this is the amount of money he owe’s the state while he’s incarcerated. The inmates are also charged per day to be housed in jail.

  34. ThatOneGuy says:

    Either way, it’s a crock number. There’s not much they can do if he gets off, and doesn’t pay it. First of all, he hasn’t been convicted of a crime (yet, let’s hope). Even at that, what are they gonna do? Put a lien on the property he doesn’t own? Probation, restitution, etc etc etc…yes they can do stuff about that. A private jail charging money by the day to house an inmate is S.O.L. when said inmate gets out. Prison is different as well. You generally work it off there, anyhow. Regardless, that number is insignificant. It’s a civil matter, not a criminal matter in the long run.

  35. A Texas Grandfather says:


    I want to point out the scene on video at the Panama City school board meeting where the gunman shot at the superintendent. The female board member was allowed to leave the room, but she wanted to stop the man so she returned and tried to disarm him by hitting his gun hand with her purse.

    She had a good heart, but no training in confronting an angry man. In four seconds she was on the floor with the gun pointed at her head. This guy was large about twice her weight. In an event like this, it is the same thing as two vehicles colliding with one another. It is a mass-force relationship and the big mass always wins.

    If you are going to carry a knife, find some help from a professional in how to use it. The same goes for a gun.

    Blink is right. The best thing to do is to run if you can.

    I am going to add one more thing to your safety arsenal. When you park, scan the area for other people prior to exiting your vehicle. When you exit the store, stop just outside and scan the parking lot for people in the vicinity of your vehicle. The point is to be aware of people so that you don’t accidentally walk into a bad situation.

    Stay safe

  36. Christy says:

    Texas Grandpa~
    I would never try to apprehend a criminal but no matter how much I try to safegaurd myself you just never know! I do everthing you said about checking my surroundings and even in my own truck (H3) before I get into it! The only thing I would ever use my knife for would be if someone was trying to abduct me, and if that happens I will probably be killed anyway! What should you do when you can’t get away or scream? Nothing? Nope not me! I have taken self defense classes and I know that I could put up a good fight but since I’m only 5’2″ I am at a disadvantage! A knife to the groin straight behind me could buy me a little time to escape.

    Thank you for always giving us all great advice Grandpa


  37. Christy says:

    Blink~ is there any movement by LE going on in this case that you know about?
    There is.

  38. d says:

    hey you need to check some of your stuff you have a picture on here that is not the right person



  39. d says:

    thw white guy with the grey shirt smoking is not paul hutto hes a friend that doesnt know why is picture got on here or how

  40. Christy says:

    Blink~ Good! Justice for Chris and Tracey and whoever else these loser’s hurt!

  41. Christy says:

    To you Rachael and you’re family as well as the Ocasio’s~
    My thoughts and prayers are with you this Holiday Season


  42. Chris' mom says:


    Thank you for your thoughtfulness!

    Wishing Happy Holidays to you and your family as well. –Rachael

  43. Ann Cinelli says:

    There is a picture that you have posted that is not correct. It is supposed to be Ocasio. Please contact me so we can clear this up. Thanks!


    What picture are you talking about and what does “It is supposed to be Ocasio” mean?

  44. d says:

    ive already said something also blink the person halfway up the page sitting in a grey shirt with white long sleeves has nothing to do with this case whatsoever and is not who u say he is dont even know how u got that picture

    It is Jeremiah Hutto, and I know who you are.

  45. d says:

    no is not jeremiah hutto get ur facts straight and u defiantely dont know me go ask jeremiah hutto if thats a picture of himlol

    Really deebo?

    I am very sorry about your little brother, I have had a family member die young from disease and it is brutally painful. I am sincerely hopeful that his loss and memory are helpful in inspiring you to avoid some types of activities that have “pulled you in” in the past.

    All the best to you and yours.


  46. d says:

    by the away this is rediculous

    Did you know Chris, D?

    I know you have some mutual associates.

  47. Hope/Pray/Believe says:

    Please allow me to start off by saying that my thoughts and prayers go out to both of these families. I am sure that the holidays are really hard on all that love these two people. Tracy Ocasio and Chris George have families that love them miss them and and cant move on until they have some kind of closure. It has been said many times by many people in many different ways but if anyone knows anything about these two cases please tell someone, anyone just don’t keep it to yourself. Find the courage in your heart to tell whatever you know. The families of Tracy and Chris deserve to know what happened to their loved ones. If it were your sister, mother, girlfriend, daughter, brother, father, boyfriend, son, or lifelong friend you would want someone, anyone no matter how big or small the information was to tell whatever they knew. There are ways of telling what you know without telling who you are. I wish both of the families a blessed Christmas and hope they find some way to comfort one another through the days and nights until their loved ones cases are solved.

    That being said…I did a double take on the picture as well. I can see how one might think that it was Jeremiah in the picture since I know him very well and had to look twice. However that is not a picture of Jeremiah or Paul Hutto. Please see that the man in the picture has a tattoo on his neck and neither of these men have one on theirs. I do admit that the man pictured above looks similar to Paul and Jeremiah however I do not know who the man in that picture is. But it is not either one of them. I do not wish to argue or go into great debate I simply want to wish their loved ones Happy Holidays and to clear up that one thing. Sincerest wishes for a safe holiday season. May god bless you all with peace, good health, love, and safety!

    Fair Enough.

    What an eloquent post. As you know the brothers well, it would be my sincere wish that you ask them to take your advice, I say respectfully.


  48. Hope/Pray/Believe says:

    If I knew anything I would let someone know. I am sure through my email address that you will no doubt find out who I am. But I would appreciate it if you do not post who I am. Please. I do not know now nor have I ever known most of the people mentioned in all the pages of work you have done. If there were anything I could say to help anyone come forward with any information I would. But I am not in any position to have either one of them do anything. I do not know what they do or do not know about these cases. But I would hope if they or anyone knew anything and they were to see this they would do the right thing. But maybe that’s just the part of me that wants to see/believe the best in people. Outside of this website and what I have seen on the news I know very little about anything and what I have heard outside of here is very little and very different then whats posted here. Please know that if I had any way of helping these families and loved ones find any information I would. I can’t begin to imagine how the parents of Tracy and Chris feel. Nor do I think I could be as strong as they have been if I were in the same position. In a perfect world they would never have had to go through this to begin with but we do not live in a perfect world (not even close to it). I do hope that someone comes forward with something but I hope you understand that I am not in a position where anything I say will make a difference.

    I completely respect that, and your privacy.

    Thank you for your kind words about Chris, Tracy, and their families.

    I have no doubt they take comfort in them right now.

    Lastly, I have no doubt your hearing something different than what is written here, so are the cops.


  49. d says:

    well im not trying to argue but thanks for that last post telling that my friend is neither hutto brothers but to answer B’s question know i do not know George or any of these folks i may have herad of them butdont KNOW any of them thats why i find it funny that u matter of factly say u know i have mutual associates when i dont even know who u are well my point is my friend who’s picture up there that still doesnt know why or how it got up there would like it taken down thank you and have a good one

  50. d says:

    well anyways i was trying to help a friend out and now your checking my myspace talking about my little brother and whtever activities is highly innapropriate i was just suggesting you take my friends picture down thanks

    Actually you said I did not know who you were, a challenge if you will, in these parts.

    I responded appropriately and respectfully.

    I paid my respects to your brother, and you are welcome to post if you wish to contribute positively, but unwelcome if you persist in being rude.

    Be clear. Chris and Tracy’s deaths, and I did say deaths, will be solved, they will be recovered and their murderers will go to jail and will grab every branch in the tree on their way down to take with them.


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