Pamela Long, Eighth Suspect Arrested in the Double Murders of Florida Couple Byrd and Melanie Billings


Eight is Enough?

The Escambia County Sheriff’s Office arrested Pamela Long on Wednesday as a person of interest in the murders of Byrd and Melanie Billings. She is the 8th individual arrested in connection with the Billings murders and the first female. Long was located and arrested in Orange Beach, AL by the Orange Beach Police Department. She is being charged with accessory after the fact, which is a felony.


Pamela Long, charged with accessory after the fact

Long was originally a person of interest in the murder of Byrd and Melanie Billings. Escambia County Sheriff David Morgan says Long was found inside a boat at an Orange Beach marina.

Orange Beach Police wouldn’t comment on the investigation, but did say they found a woman inside a boat owned by a member of the Gonzalez family. Sheriff Morgan says he knows for a fact, Long has spent time with Gonzales Jr. and his family.

Pamela Long had a list of aliases she was going by. Because everyone who does not commit crimes needs this many aliases.

  • Pamela Laverne Long
  • Pamela Long Wiggins 
  • Pamela Elle Malden 
  • Pamela Long Link 
  • Pamela Laverne Long Coco

47 year old Pamela Wiggins is a real estate agent with ties to two of the men already in custody.

According to public records consistent with information provided by Morgan, Wiggins is a 47-year-old Georgia woman who was charged with felony grand theft in 1988. That charge was dropped to a misdemeanor to which she pleaded guilty.

A second person of interest is being sought because of their involvement with the security system at the Billings home. It would appear that accomplice assigned to turn off surveillance cameras before the deadly, home invasion break-in at the Billings’ residence never did. However, those previously arrested suspects that entered the home never knew the cameras were not turned off.

The accomplice assigned to turn off surveillance cameras before an elaborate, deadly break-in at a sprawling Florida Panhandle home never did, but the seven people accused in the crime apparently did not know that, authorities said Wednesday.

“The execution was basically flawless,” Morgan said. “The one gaping hole that would not have made this a perfect operation, if you will, was the fact that the surveillance system was not disabled. I guess the question was why was it not?”

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  • Comments

    11 Responses to “Pamela Long, Eighth Suspect Arrested in the Double Murders of Florida Couple Byrd and Melanie Billings”

    1. BUN on July 16th, 2009 8:17 am

      Since I suggested “balls” should be ripped from the guys who did this…I will say get the “tits” also before execution for this horrible crime!!

    2. Michelle Smith on July 16th, 2009 8:58 am

      How many idiots does it take to murder two innocent people and leave their children orphans?

      Sick sob’s

    3. Tracy Tylatnyk on July 16th, 2009 11:16 am

      Hopefully these morons won’t go in front of a Liberal Judge, and they’ll all get the chair for what they did to this more family. Since they (murders) were such cowards that they did this when this family was asleep.

    4. Mike on July 16th, 2009 1:27 pm

      Anyone wanna bet this woman will be the prosecution witness and plead out?

    5. imani on July 16th, 2009 3:32 pm

      put all of them in a ring with 10 pit bulls and 11 rottes.

    6. Russell on July 16th, 2009 10:55 pm

      unfortunately, the very things we condemn other countries for doing to their murderous criminals we can’t do here. I would throw them in the Lions pit and watch, and think “how ironic”. While I cheered for the next to be thrown in. String ‘em up!

    7. _tian22 on July 17th, 2009 12:20 am

      ..if those heartless murderes were only here in the philippines, then ,i can guarantee the bereaved familty that i can give my share of revenge without second thought!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    8. LilPuma on July 17th, 2009 9:02 am

      Is she related to Julie Renfroe? Kinda looks like her.

    9. BUN on July 17th, 2009 9:58 am are right!!! Had not considered how she looked. WTF would a realtor have to do with this gang of thugs? I would say she is a thugette, for sure and deserves the same punishment.

    10. Daisey1 on July 17th, 2009 3:17 pm

      The one thing that really bothers me at this time is the fact that the trashy woman appears to have quiet alot of money, which will allow her to get the very BEST atty./attys. possible. Everyone knows this is wrong, but that is a fact unfortunately. The slu$ did it for “her man” and possibly money. I’m afraid that she will be set free…I hope that I am wrong!!

      My prayers to the children, friends and loved ones of this special couple. I pray for swift justice for the maniacs that took their lives.

    11. maggie on August 18th, 2009 7:56 pm

      she doesnt have anything all repos debts nothing! who is julie renfroe

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