HALLANDALE BEACH, Fla. - Detectives said Thursday that they are dissecting every word of Local 10's interview with a person of interest in the case of a missing Hallandale Beach woman.
Antwan Kennedy and Dallas King have been named persons of interest in the disappearance of Lynda Meier, 40.
Meier was last seen on June 4, when surveillance video showed her using an ATM at the Bank of America in the 800 block of East Hallandale Beach Boulevard and then driving away in her Cadillac Escalade. The SUV was found in Opa-Locka weeks later, but Meier has not been seen or heard from since.
Kennedy spoke to Local 10 on Wednesday, saying he did not know why police released his name as a person of interest in Meier's disappearance. Kennedy claimed that Hallandale Beach police are investigating the wrong man.
"I have no idea where Lynda Meier is," he said. "No idea, period."
Detectives working the case said Kennedy's interview raised some eyebrows.
"Did he lie to us about anything?" Local 10's Jeff Weinsier asked.
"I'd rather not say," said Maj. Dwayne Fluornoy, of the Hallandale Beach Police Department. "I would say some of the things that we heard on your interview was the first time we've heard that information, and we talked to him numerous times."
Police said Kennedy was the last person known to have contact with Meier. According to investigators, Kennedy spoke to Meier just minutes before she left her Hallandale Beach condo that day at 5:17 a.m.
"It wasn't even a conversation. It was a 20-, 30-second conversation. She was going to work out, and I told the police that," Kennedy said. "We talk on a regular basis. It's not unusual for me to talk with her."
Police said Kennedy also was in contact with King, who investigators said had Meier's credit and debit cards after she disappeared. Investigators said King and Kennedy had several conversations before and after Meier's disappearance.
"You're friend with Dallas? Did Dallas have anything to do with this?" Weinsier asked.
"I have no idea. I don't know anything about that," Kennedy said.
When Local 10 asked Fluornoy whether anything about Kennedy's interview surprised him, Fluornoy said, "Yes, but I'd rather not mention it."
"It gave us some information that we are going to go back and we're going to look at and compare it to his other interviews," Fluornoy said.
Detectives would not be specific as to what the inconsistencies were, but they watched the interview over and over for about a half hour.
Kennedy said he is cooperating with police. He has been interviewed several times and gave them a DNA sample.
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