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Inconsistencies Led To McCann Arrest
Thursday Apr 24, 2014 11:29am
Constantine, MI

By: Mike Stiles

(CONSTANTINE) – Too many inconsistencies in his testimony led to the arrest of a person of interest in the murder investigation of Jodi Parrack.

The Michigan State Police Cold Case Team arrested 46 year old Raymond Emmett McCann on Friday on a charge of perjury, stemming from conflicting information he gave to investigators in November 2007 and in subsequent interviews.

According to the affidavit of probable cause, initial investigators became suspicious of McCann, who was a reserve police officer for the Constantine Police Department. The suspicion arose partly due to investigators knowledge from witnesses as well as McCann himself who insisted that the Constantine Township Cemetery be searched on November 8, 2007, which is where Jodi's body was found.

Officers asked McCann about his actions during the late afternoon and early evening hours of November 8. McCann testified under oath that he and his two sons went to the Dollar General Store in Constantine, but his children said that never happened.

McCann also testified that he had called his sister, after being contacted by Jodi's mother Jo Gilson about Jodi's disappearance. Cell phone records show this call and others that McCann said he made never happened.

A call that investigators questioned was one that McCann said he made at approximately 10:30 PM on November 8 from the cemetery when Jodi's body was discovered. Records indicate that he made a call to some friends at 10:07 PM from the cemetery, which McCann denies.

Investigators also questioned how Jodi's DNA was on his person and his pickup and how his DNA was on Jodi. McCann said he pulled Gilson away from Jodi's body when it was discovered and that Gilson sat in McCann's truck to get warm and gave him a hug. Authorities say that never happened.

McCann is set to have a preliminary hearing on the perjury charge on May 1.

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