Murder suspect back in Davie

Published 5:36 pm Tuesday, March 1, 2022

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By Mike Barnhardt

Enterprise Record

Quincy Hannah is back in Davie County, charged with murder.

The Pennsylvania man, 26, is accused of murdering Suzanne Kauffman, 20, also of Pennsylvania, in a Mocksville motel room on Jan. 17.

He was found by Florida authorities on the side of a road near Everglades National Park. He had been in their custody until an extradition hearing last week, which he waived at the last minute.

Davie Sheriff J.D. Hartman said the district attorney’s office is determining whether to seek the death penalty against Hannah.

The SBI provided an airplane and two officers, accompanied by two Davie sheriff’s detectives, to fly to Miami to pick Hannah up to bring back to Davie County for trial. Two officers stayed in Florida to process the vehicle. It hasn’t been decided if the vehicle needs to be processed more; if so, it will have to be transported back inside of a clean, closed in hauler, Hartman said.

Hannah declined to speak about the incident.

They know that Kauffman left a Bible camp near Harmony that night to travel to Mocksville to meet with Hannah. A big break in the case came because others traveling with Kauffman left their cell phones in her car because they weren’t allowed in the camp. They started calling their phones when they realized that Kauffman had left.

Those friends also contacted the sheriff’s office, saying they had learned their phones were at a hotel in Mocksville.

It’s there authorities found her body.

Hannah has a record of domestic abuse in Pennsylvania.