Less than 24 hours after the Charlotte County Sheriffs Office asked an anonymous tipster to come forward in a 24-year old cold case murder, officials say they now have a person of interest in the case.

Back in January of 1995, 42-year old Christine Flahive was killed after leaving her Punta Gorda home on her bike and never returning.

Police have named Jonathan Charles Payne as a person of interest- he was known to frequent the same bars as Flahive and had ties to an area recently searched by the sheriffs office.

However, police won’t be questioning Payne- he died nearly eight years ago.