Florida legislation enforcement officers are investigating a lady’s disappearance as a murder after they are saying they discovered her physique in a storage unit registered to her estranged husband, authorities mentioned Sunday.
Shakeira Yvonne Rucker was reported lacking after her household informed the Winter Springs Police Division that they final noticed her on November 11, the division mentioned in a Facebook post on November 13.
Rucker’s household mentioned she left her residence for “an unknown vacation spot,” presumably together with her estranged husband, Cory Hill, at round 7:30 p.m. on November 11, police mentioned.
“The household has not seen or heard from Shakeira since that day and believes that she could also be in peril,” police mentioned within the social media put up.
The seek for Rucker spanned 4 counties and included assist from a number of legislation enforcement businesses, together with the FBI, Winter Springs Police Chief Matthew Tracht mentioned at a information convention on Sunday.
Tracht mentioned investigators labored 16- to 18-hour days so they may convey closure within the case. The seek for Rucker got here to an finish on Saturday, when authorities knowledgeable her household of the invention of her physique.
Orange County Sheriff John Mina mentioned Sunday that deputies responded to a storage unit facility in Apopka, about 20 miles northwest of Orlando, round 5 p.m. Saturday after they obtained a 911 name a couple of scent coming from one of many models.
When deputies opened the unit, they discovered a lady later recognized as Rucker useless from obvious gunshot wounds, Mina mentioned. Her official reason for dying continues to be pending as investigators await an post-mortem consequence, Mina added.
Authorities named Hill, 51, because the prime suspect after investigators discovered the unit Rucker was positioned in was registered to him, Mina mentioned.
CNN has reached out to the general public defender listed as authorized illustration for Hill.
The sheriff added that officers imagine the capturing occurred on the storage unit, and a motive continues to be undetermined.
Hill was booked within the Orange County Jail on November 13 for an unrelated capturing, Orange County Jail information present. Hill has been charged with 4 counts of tried homicide after allegedly capturing at a former girlfriend and her household on November 12, Mina mentioned on the information convention.
CNN’s Ashley R. Williams contributed to this report.
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