NR 14-89 Victim’s Death Ruled Homicide by Medical Examiner
The investigation of the body found floating in the Indian River, south of Titusville, has been ruled a homicide by the Brevard County Medical Examiner. Preliminary results of the autopsy conducted today, determined that the victim was beaten and then dumped in the Indian River. The victim has been identified as 24-year-old Jennifer Hedges of Titusville.
The investigation commenced on Thursday October 9, 2014, when Deputies were summoned to the scene after a boater located an object believed to be a human body. The Sheriff’s Dive Team responded to the site and recovered the partially submerged body that had been intentionally placed in a manner to conceal the victim. Homicide agents and Crime Scene investigators searched the area yesterday evening for evidence related to the case. The Sherriff’s Office Dive Team returned to the area today to look for any evidence in the area that the victim was recovered from.
Anyone with information about this investigation is asked to call Agent Wayne Simock of the Brevard County Sheriff’s Office Homicide Unit at 321-633-8413 or CRIMELINE at 1-800-423-TIPS (8477). All calls to CRIMELINE are confidential, and callers can remain anonymous and be eligible for a reward for information leading to an arrest.
For additional information concerning this investigations, please contact Major Tod Goodyear by pager through the Sheriff’s Office Communications (321) 633-7162.