Authorities investigating the homicide of a St. Augustine man whose body was found at home last Tuesday have recovered a handgun from the car of his roommate who was killed in a crash the night before.


The St. Johns County Sheriff’s Office released that detail Wednesday, but investigators did not say whether they suspect his roommate killed 56-year-old James Henry Weaver in the Los Robles Avenue home they shared.

Weaver’s roommate, 55-year-old Steven Michael Canard, was killed March 6 when his car collided with a motorcycle on nearby Florida 207 near Hastings Road.

Roughly five hours later, deputies checking on Weaver at a friend’s request found him dead inside the residence with a gunshot wound to the chest.

Detectives have been looking into links between the shooting and crash since the events unfolded last week. After seizing Canard’s car, they found the gun inside minus a round of ammunition.

Garrett Pelican: (904) 359-4385