CENTREVILLE, Mich., April 22 (UPI) -- A former reserve police officer who has long been a person of interest in the unsolved killing of a Michigan girl has been charged with felony perjury, police said.
Raymond McCann, 46, was arrested Saturday and charged with lying to investigators in 2012. But Bryan Fuller, a Michigan State Police detective, said McCann has been a person of interest in the case since November 8, 2007, when he suggested that the body of Jodi Parrack, 11, might be in a cemetery in Constantine, Mich., where it was found.
“He was in an interview chair at 2:14 a.m. on Nov. 9 and I assure you that was not a routine, fact-finding interview,” Fuller told MLive.com on Monday.
At the time, McCann was a reserve police officer in Constantine.
In an affidavit filed last week for an arrest warrant, investigators said that Parrack had marks on her wrists when her body was found suggesting she had been handcuffed. They said McCann lied when he told investigators he only had one pair of handcuffs that he had surrendered after Parrack's body was found.
Parrack disappeared on Nov. 8. Her mother went to the McCann home during a search for her because her daughter had a crush on one of McCann's sons.
St. Joseph County Prosecutor John McDonough said last week in a felony complaint that McCann made “false statements about his actions prior to and during the search for Jodi Parrack’s body as well as his actions following the discovery of Jodi Parrack’s body as well as statements about his potential involvement in her death.”
Bail was set at $220,000. A court hearing is scheduled May 1.
Constantine Police Chief Jim Bedell said Monday that McCann was suspended immediately after he was named a person of interest. He later resigned.