Pamela Laverne Long, also known as Pamela Wiggins, Pamela Long Wiggins, Pamela Elle Malden, Pamela Long Link and Pamela Laverne Long Coco, a local Florida Real Estate Agent; a “person of interest” in the murder of Byrd and Melanie Billings-the “super parents” of 16 children-who were found dead in their home a week ago, turned herself in for questioning on Wednesday, July 15, 2009.
Long is the landlord and an alleged family friend of Leonard Gonzales Jr., who is believed to be one of the principle people involved in the Billings murder. She is 47 years old and from Georgia. Long was charged with felony grand theft in 1988, to which she pleaded guilty after it was dropped to a misdemeanor. The potential involvement of Long adds to a growing list of people who contributed to killing Byrd and Melanie Billings; on Tuesday, July 14, another seven people were arrested in connection with the double murder.