NR 22-22 Sheriff’s Office conducting death investigation
The Brevard County Sheriff’s Office is investigating the deaths of an elderly couple who were found deceased this afternoon in unincorporated Rockledge.
The couple, who are both in their 80’s and suffered from the infirmities of aging, were reported missing at approximately 2:45 p.m. by a family member who could not locate them at their residence. The couple was last seen leaving their residence on Glenn Avenue, on foot. just before 11:00 a.m. this morning. Deputies began a search of the area and located the couple, deceased, in a drainage swale near the residence.
Agents from the Homicide and Crime Scene Units are currently in the process of interviewing potential witnesses and collecting evidence to determine the circumstances surrounding the death. The Sheriff’s Office is not releasing the names of the couple at this time. Preliminary investigation leads Agents to believe this was a tragic accident and do not suspect foul play. Further information will be provided as it becomes available.
Anyone who may have information about this investigation is asked to please call the Brevard County Sheriff’s Office Homicide Unit at 321-633-8413 or the Communications Center at 321-633-7162.
For additional information concerning this News Release, please call PIO Tod Goodyear of the Brevard County Sheriff’s Office at 321-501-7594.