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New details in Maine death of Florida firefighter Jerry Perdomo

A missing person poster of Jerry Perdomo hangs on a tree outside the home of Gary Porter's Jackson, Maine home as unmarked police cars fill the yard on Tuesday, Feb. 28, 2012. Daniel Porter, Gary's son, was arrested at the home late Monday afternoon and charged with the murder of Jerry Perdomo. Kevin Bennett,AP Photo/The Bangor Daily News

A missing person poster of Florida firefighter Jerry Perdomo, whose body was found in Maine last week
Kevin Bennett, AP Photo/The Bangor Daily News

(CBS/AP) BELFAST, Maine - New details emerged Thursday in the death of slain Florida firefighter Jerry Perdomo, as a judge denied bail for suspect Daniel Porter in a Belfast, Maine court. 

Pictures: Missing firefighter found dead, suspect arrested

During a round of questioning, lead State Police Detective Brian Strout said Perdomo was killed by a single gunshot that went through the side of his head, reports CBS affiliate WABI. Perdomo's body was found wrapped in a tarp tied at both ends, on land owned by Porter's grandmother.

The 24-year-old Porter was arrested on Feb. 28 at a house in Jackson where police say he killed the 31-year-old Perdomo in a drug-related crime. Porter told police that he owed Perdomo $3,000 and that Perdomo had threatened him and his family during a pool game.

Police have confirmed to the Bangor Daily News that they are investigating allegations that prescription pills are part of the case.

Prosecutors say the next step in the case is to wait for a grand jury indictment, reports WABI.

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