NR 24-01 Barefoot Bay Woman Charged in Death of Mother

January 10, 2024 - 11:34 am Author: Category:


Cheryl Meurer

    Kelly Tinsley

The Brevard County Sheriff’s Office has arrested 49-year-old Kelly Tinsley of Barefoot Bay for causing the death of her mother, 69-year-old Cheryl Meurer on January 8, 2024, at a residence on Sea Gull Drive, Barefoot Bay.  Tinsley was arrested after an arrest warrant was issued by Judge Kelly Ingram charging her with Manslaughter Reclassified with the use of a Weapon.  Tinsley is currently being held at the Brevard County Jail Complex on a No Bond status.

The investigation began yesterday morning when deputies responded to the residence at approximately 5:15 a.m., in reference to the report of an injured woman.  Upon arrival, deputies located the victim, Ms. Meurer, inside the residence.   The victim had been stabbed multiple times and was pronounced deceased at the scene.  Based on evidence collected and statements gathered during the investigation, agents believe that on the evening of January 8, 2024, Ms. Tinsley and the victim became involved in a physical altercation that ended with the victim being stabbed to death.

Anyone who may have information about this death investigation is asked to please call Agent Kevin Morris 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 additional information concerning this News Release, please call PIO Tod Goodyear of the Brevard County Sheriff’s Office at 321-501-7594.