It appears that dad MESAC DAMAS murdered his wife and five children, then flew to Haiti.
Search for suspect in Naples slaying of 5 kids, wife spans two countries
BY KATHERINE ALBERS, STEVEN BEARDSLEY, TRACY X. MIGUEL Naples Daily News
Originally published 04:50 p.m., September 20, 2009
Updated 04:50 p.m., September 20, 2009
NAPLES, Fla. — Investigators in two countries are searching for answers in a family slaying that Collier County Sheriff Kevin Rambosk called the most “horrific and violent” act the community had ever seen.
“This is the worst of the worst,” Rambosk said.
Mesac Damas, 33, the father and “person of interest” in the case is believed to be in Haiti following a Friday morning flight. Investigators in the country are currently looking for Damas for questioning, Rambosk said.
The bodies of Damas’ five children and his wife, Guerline Damas, were found in different locations in the home, at 864 Hampton Cir., Rambosk said.
The sheriff did not describe the nature of the scene, except to say multiple rooms were involved. He said the scene inside the home and the nature of the case made it the worst he’d ever seen.
"In no uncertain terms, this is the most horrific and violent crime this community has ever seen," Rambosk said.
The children’s names and ages were given as Michzach, 9; Marven, 6; Maven, 5; Megan, 3; and Morgan, 11 months old.
Deputies were first contacted by a relative late Friday night, after they had not heard from Guerline Damas in 24 hours, Rambosk said. After making a welfare check on the residence — knocking on the door and checking its exterior — a deputy left for the day, Rambosk said.
A family member then filed a missing person’s report the next morning. After finding no one at the home on a second check, deputies asked for a key to the residence, entered and found the bodies.
Mesac Damas was last seen at 9 p.m. Thursday at Miller’s Ale House, where he works.
He arrived at Miami International Airport at 7 a.m. on Friday morning, Rambosk said.
His vehicle, an SUV, was later found in the airport parking lot. Collier investigators say they haven’t had an opportunity to examine the vehicle, which is in the custody of Miami-Dade Police.
The crime scene is extensive, Rambosk said, and detectives are still in the first stages of investigation.
Jesus Frias, owner of the home the family was renting, said Damas was a disc jockey.
He said the family moved to the home in February.