Police continue search for witness who may have spoken to Stinson on night of murder

Pinellas County

The evidence against Charisse Stinson is growing.

“We are attempting right now to follow up and tie up all the leads we possibly can,” said Lt. Randall Chaney on Wednesday.

Largo police continue to investigate the death of her son, 2-year-old Jordan Belliveau.

She’s accused of killing him and then dumping his body in the woods.

Friend Fezjia Brown was at the scene when detectives made the discovery.

“I’m lost for words,” she said.

Wednesday, forensics roped off a parking lot near where Jordan’s body was found to retake measurements for data.

Investigators are still searching for a man seen in surveillance video Sunday morning at a 7-11 on East Bay Drive.

Police believe he may have spoken with Jordan’s mother the night the child went missing.

Detectives said Stinson made significant admissions.

A legal analyst said those statements could hurt her after fabricating an elaborate story to cover up Jordan’s death.

“Problem with her statements is if she made other statements that contradict those statements and then she explained she lied because XYZ, and she lied to cover up her actions, then she’s got a huge problem,” said defense attorney Roger Futerman.

Stinson was scheduled for an arraignment hearing on Sept. 11, but the hearing was canceled.

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