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Formal murder charge filed in missing pizza man's case

Apolinar "Poli" Perez, Jr. Apolinar "Poli" Perez, Jr.
Herman Cunningham, Jr. (Source: Henry County Sheriff's Office) Herman Cunningham, Jr. (Source: Henry County Sheriff's Office)
ABBEVILLE, AL (WSFA) -

It's been more than two months since anyone last saw Apolinar "Poli" Perez, a Henry County man who vanished in May. Now, someone is charged with his death, even though a body has not been found.

Thursday, authorities with the Task Force said "new developments" led them to charge Herman Cunningham, Jr. with the pizza deliveryman's death.

Investigators are not saying what those developments are, but they've long suspected Perez was most likely dead due to evidence found in his abandoned car.

Perez, an Abbeville resident, disappeared on May 7 around 3:00pm. Law enforcement     officials from the Henry County Sheriff's Office/Abbeville Police Task Force, Headland Police Department, ABI and FBI have worked tirelessly since then to locate the man, but without success.

Cunningham was arrested during the investigation and transported to the Henry County Jail. That's where he remained on a felony count of theft of property 1st degree, until Thursday. 

Authorities formally charged the man with capital murder.He remains in the Henry County Jail with no bond.


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