DAVENPORT, Fla. - Damien Rahim was known to scores of Central Florida music fans as "Khamelien."
His musical styling earned him quite a following.
"You know, its a good thing to have good friends," he told fans in an on-line interview posted on YouTube recently.
"You know," he continued, "keep it positive and have your friends look out for you just as you look out for them."
But some time Saturday night, when none of those friends were around, Polk County detectives say the 37-year-old met up with 26-year-old Calvin Deon Jones.
And a short time after that meeting, the musician was dead. His body was left lifeless in his car parked in the Days Inn lot near I-4 and US 27.
"I can't say exactly what they were doing," said Capt. J. B. Williams with the Sheriff's Office.
"But they had definitely set up to set there and he had been talking with Mr. Jones and they met there behind the Days Inn."
Investigators and crime scene technicians were able to use surveillance footage and some physical evidence found at the Days Inn lot to point to Jones as the ONLY suspect. They just haven't been able to find him.
"He's been staying in Lake Wales," said Capt. Williams. "
But he travels between Orlando, Tampa and all over Polk County."
And with a murder and robbery charge hanging over him since the discovery of the entertainer's body Saturday, the investigators here want us to know that they're doing everything they can to track Jones from one end of I-4 to the other. But they could use some help as long as he's still out there.
Jones is described as a short black male (just '5 6") weighing about 165 pounds. He has a lengthy police record. "And he's considered armed and dangerous," said Capt. Williams, "and if anybody has any information, they can call Crime Stoppers and remain anonymous. They can call 911, and we definitely need to get this guy off the streets."
Anyone with information on the whereabouts of Calvin Jones is asked to contact the Polk County Sheriff's Office at 863.298.6200.
To remain anonymous and be eligible for a cash reward, call Heartland Crime Stoppers at 1.800.226.TIPS (8477) or visit www.heartlandcrimestoppers.com
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