Who was Ray Felix? Port St Lucie Man Kills Wife and Himself In Front of their Two Kids

Ray Felix, 60, has been identified as the estranged husband of Jamie Felix, who was killed in a murder suicide in Port St Lucie.

Ray Felix kidnapped his wife, with whom he’s going through a bitter divorce with, and their two children, boys aged 10 and 17, last Friday.

After kidnapping them, he shot and killed their mother infront of the kids, then returned their rental car and killed himself when confronted by police.

Skim through the grim details of this sad story below.

Who was Ray Felix Port St Lucie?

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Ray Felix, 60 was married to Manatee Academy algebra teacher Jamie, 45, and the couple had two kids.

Their story hit the news when it was reported that a West Palm Beach man had killed his wife and then himself in a murder suicide on Friday, March 29th.

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Investigators with Port St. Lucie police say Manatee K-8 Academy teacher, 45-year-old Jamie Felix, was kidnapped along with her two children at the 9000 block of S. US-1 in Port St. Lucie on Friday evening by Felix’s estranged husband, Ray Felix.

Coworkers of Jamie Felix received a suspicious email from her on Friday evening and were then not able to get in contact with her, prompting them to call police.

Several posts on social media were also made reporting that Jamie Felix had been kidnapped and seeking help to find her.

Whils Port St. Lucie police were investigating this suspicious email from Jamie that was later found to be coerced by her estranged husband, they received a call about a shooting at about 7:30 p.m. in the back parking lot of the Quality Inn at 1505 Belvedere Road, west of Interstate 95.

They found a woman with an apparent gunshot wound when they got there, said West Palm Beach spokesman Mike Jachles.

Officers attempted CPR but she was declared dead by paramedics.

Ray Felix had entered a rental car with his two boys, aged 10 and 17, and forced Jamie into her vehicle.

The two vehicles then drove in tandem all the way to the Quality Inn near Palm Beach International Airport in West Palm Beach.

“The victim, Jamie, got out of the car and that’s when the suspect got out of the car as well and shot her multiple times in the parking lot,” said West Palm Beach Police Department public information officer Mike Jachles.

Jachles said the deadly shooting happened in front of the two children.

Investigators say Ray Felix then left the two boys outside the motel and then drove the rental car to a car rental place about a mile away while the children were still at the motel.

At that point, police say Ray Felix returned the car before being confronted by officers.

“(Ray Felix) dropped that car off and was off the property when officers found him at which time he pulled out a gun and fired a single shot to his head,” said Jachles.

Ray Felix later died at St. Mary’s Medical Center.

The boys gave statements at the police department.

“Now you have a family that is going to be scarred and children who this is going to affect the rest of their lives,” said Jachles.

Witnesses told WPTV reporter Briana Nespral that the motel’s parking lot was blocked off for several hours.

“I was a little bit concerned about what was going on since I’m staying here,” Norberto Contreras said Saturday morning.

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“What were they going through? What was happening? What would drive somebody to do something like that? It’s awful.

Jamie Felix

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What do we know about Jamie Felix?

Jamie Felix was a teacher and a mom of two from West Palm Beach, Florida.

According to reports, she and her ex-husband were involved in a divorce battle which unfortunately appears to have led to a horrible tragedy.

Felix was a teacher at Manatee Academy K-8 School. The St. Lucie School District lists her as an eighth-grade algebra teacher.

She shared two children with her estranged husband Ray whom she was in the process of divorcing.

According to her friends, who are paying tribute to her, she was a wonderful mom and a teacher.

“Jamie Felix is a beautiful soul who will live forever in the hearts of those who love her. She loved her children to depths that words can’t express, she was incredibly brave and resilient, she had the most amazingly contagious laugh,” said Monica Jackman.

“She was compassionate, she was loyal and dedicated, she was a girl’s girl who lifted up her friends at every opportunity.”

St. Lucie Public Schools also released the following statement.

“St. Lucie Public Schools is deeply saddened to learn of the passing of Jamie Felix, a teacher from Manatee K8. Our thoughts and prayers are with her family, friends and loved ones during this difficult time.

“We will work together to support our students and staff members that have been impacted by her loss, which will include on site grief counseling services for as long as needed.

“Jamie brought joy, passion, and dedication to her students and the staff at Manatee and she will be greatly missed.”

Port St Lucie

Port St. Lucie is a city in St. Lucie County, Florida, United States.

It is the most populous municipality in the county and the seventh-most populous city in Florida with a population of 204,851 at the 2020 census.

It is located 125 miles (201 km) southeast of Orlando and 113 miles (182 km) north of Miami.

It is a principal city in the Port St. Lucie Metropolitan Statistical Area, which includes St. Lucie and Martin counties, and as of 2021 had an estimated population of 502,521.

Port St. Lucie is also a principal city in the Miami-Fort Lauderdale-Port St. Lucie Combined Statistical Area, which had an estimated population of 6,841,100 as of 2021.

The name “St. Lucie” is originally derived from the name of a settlement near Jupiter Inlet which was founded on St. Lucia’s day in 1566.

Due to numerous errors, the name later came to be associated with the present day town of St. Lucie Village, Florida, north of present-day Port St. Lucie. After “La Florida” and “St. Augustine,” it is the oldest still-in-use European place name in the United States.

In the early 1890s, an early pioneer settlement named Spruce Bluff was located along the St. Lucie River, which consisted of a community of several families with a school, post office, pineapple plantation, and sawmill. Currently, the land the settlement was located on is part of the Spruce Bluff Preserve.

As of the 2020 United States census, there were 204,851 people, 68,241 households, and 51,199 families residing in the city.

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