NR 17-18 Victims And Suspect Identified In Unincorporated Cocoa Homicides

April 4, 2017 - 10:05 pm Author: Category:

UPDATED April 4, 2017 @ 10pm: The Brevard County Sheriff’s Office has arrested 41-year-old Marty Connell for the murders that occurred today at 4061 Eucalyptus Place, Unincorporated Cocoa. Connell was arrested after an arrest warrant was obtained charging him with two counts of First Degree Murder. Connell was transported to the Brevard County Jail where he is being held on a No Bond status. The investigation is ongoing as Homicide and Crime Scene investigators continue to investigate this case and are currently in the process of serving two search warrants.


The Brevard County Sheriff’s Office is identifying the victims and suspect of the domestic violence related homicides that occurred earlier today at 4061 Eucalyptus Place, Unincorporated Cocoa.

Deputies responded to the residence at approximately 12:33 p.m., after an emergency 911 call was received from a male who advised he had harmed two people in the residence. Upon arrival, deputies discovered 84–year-old Maxine Mills and 61-year-old Holly Crossman, who both reside at the residence, deceased.

The male who called has been identified as 41-year-old Marty Connell, who is the grandson of Mills, the nephew of Crossman, and previously lived at the residence with the victims. Connell, who claims to be currently homeless, was camping in the area of State Road 528 and Industry Drive, Cocoa. The investigation has revealed that there was a history of domestic violence between Connell and Crossman. An Injunction for Protection was issued against Connell in 2011 that was still valid as of today’s date. Connell is currently being interviewed by Homicide agents at the Sheriff’s Office.

This investigation is ongoing as members of the Crime Scene and Homicide Units are still collecting evidence and conducting interviews.

The Sheriff’s Office will provide updates and further details as they become available.

Anyone who may have information about this Homicide is asked to please 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 the caller may remain anonymous.

For additional information concerning this News Release, please call PIO Tod Goodyear of the Brevard County Sheriff’s Office at 321-501-7594.