St. Lucie County Sheriff releases identities of homicide victims
This morning, St. Lucie County Sheriff Ken J. Mascara released the names of the two people whose bodies were found face down in a vacant lot Sunday afternoon in the Orange Blossom Estates sudivision.
"The bodies are those of Travis John Lattimore, 21, and Sharpkina Yolanda Woods, 35, who lived together in St. Lucie County," Sheriff Mascara said. "We believe they were shot to death."
Both bodies had gunshot wounds, the Sheriff said. Autopsies are taking place this morning.
Sheriff Mascara said Lattimore had an active warrant from the Miami-Dade Police Department for a homicide that occurred February 8.
"The St. Lucie County Sheriff's Office is investigating the homicides in St. Lucie County along with the Miami-Dade Police Department to see if the Miami-Dade homicide is related to the homicides in St. Lucie County," Sheriff Mascara said.
The Sherifff asked anyone with information to contact Treasure Coast Crime Stoppers at 1-800-273-8477 ("TIPS.") Those with information leading to arrest can give their information anonymously and be eligible for cash rewards if the information leads to arrest.
Neighborhood children found the bodies around 2 p.m. Sunday in a vacant lot behind an abandoned home at 1700 Coronado Avenue, in a residential neighborhood southeast of Virginia Avenue and 25th Street, Fort Pierce. Here is a link to a locator map:
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