Tracy Ocasio Missing: Suspect Named in 2009 Disappearance

Tracy Ocasio (Personal Photo)

ORLANDO, Fla. (CBS/WKMG) Nearly one year after Tracy Ocasio went missing at a Orlando bar, the man who has been considered a person of interest in the case has now been named a suspect, according to a local station.

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The 27-year-old Ocasio was last seen leaving the Florida Tap Room Restaurant and Bar in Orlando with James Hataway on May 2009.

Her car was found abandoned near Hataway's home shortly after she was seen on surveillance video leaving the bar with Hataway.

Police executed a search warrant at Hataway's house in June 2009 after hearing from several of his friends that he was interested in the "dark arts," including Satanism, murderers and cannibalism, according to CBS affiliate WKMG. Now, according to Central Florida News 13, police have named Hataway as the suspect in Ocasio's disappearance.

Hataway has not been charged, but is currently in jail on attempted murder charges for allegedly attacking another woman.

Recently, Ocasio's parents organized another search for their missing daughter.

"Today it feels just like it did a year ago," her father Joe Ocasio told WKMG. "It just doesn't go away."

About 30 searchers from various counties started searching for Ocasio early on May 8, but found nothing.

"In some ways we also hope to find a shallow grave so we can put her to rest," her mother Elizabeth Ocasio told WKMG.

Ocasio has brown hair, brown eyes, is 5' 5" tall and weighs 120 lbs.

Anyone with information is urged to call the Ocoee Police Department at 407-905-3160 or 407-905-3161 or CrimeLine at 800-423-TIPS.