Update NR 16-73, NR 16-72 Sheriff’s Office Conducting Death Investigation

November 16, 2016 - 10:10 pm Author: Category: |

*UPDATE: NR 16-73*
Earlier today, the Brevard County Sheriff’s Office responded to 322 Pine Avenue, unincorporated Cocoa, for what was reported as a possible suicide. Deputies arrived within minutes and located two decedents with apparent gunshot wounds.

Homicide Agents and Crime Scene Investigators processed the scene and interviewed witnesses where it was determined the incident was a murder and a suicide. The decedents are identified as 42-year-old Thomas Emmanuel Cependa (victim), and 53-year-old Lisa Louise Cependa (suspect).


Earlier today, the Brevard County Sheriff’s Office responded to 322 Pine Avenue, unincorporated Cocoa, for what was reported as a possible suicide. Deputies arrived within minutes and located two decedents with apparent gunshot wounds. The identities of the individuals are not being released at this time.

Homicide Agents and Crime Scene Investigators are currently processing the scene and interviewing witnesses.

This incident appears to be isolated, and all parties involved have been identified.

The investigation into the circumstances of the event is still in the initial stages, and more information will be provided when details become available.

Anyone with information about this Investigation is asked to please contact Brevard County Sheriff’s Office Homicide Unit via the communications center at 321 -633-7162, or CRIMELINE at 1-800-423-TIPS (8477), you can also visit http://crimeline.org/, or text ‘crimeline ’ plus your tip to CRIME (27463). All information to CRIMELINE is confidential and you may be eligible for a reward.

For additional information regarding this media release, please contact Corporal Dave Jacobs at (321) 636-4665.