Trio Behind Bars For Slaying Of Rockledge Woman

By  //  September 3, 2012

Murdered Woman Last Seen Aug. 21

BREVARD COUNTY • COCOA, FLORIDA – Three Cocoa women are behind bars for the premeditated murder of a missing Rockledge woman.

Alexandria Janine Schmidt

Deputies from the Brevard County Sheriff’s Office arrested the trio for the death of Danielle Jacobs, 39, who was reported missing Aug. 30 and was last seen by her roommate Aug. 21.

Brevard County Sheriff’s Office spokesman Lt. Todd Goodyear said Alexandria Janine Schmidt of 1935 Lazy Lane in Cocoa, 32, Jessica Brewer of 212 Bedford Place in Cocoa, 31, and Dhanvantarivisn Cramer of 2437 Legay Street in Cocoa, 33, were arrested Sunday.

All three are charged with First Degree Premeditated Murder, False Imprisonment, and Tampering with or Fabricating Physical Evidence.

Jessica Brewer

They are being held with a No Bond status at the Brevard County Jail Complex.

Goodyear said members of the Brevard County Sheriff’s Office’s GAMEOVER Task Force were instrumental in locating and arresting the trio.

“The investigation has determined that the victim and defendants were allegedly involved in the manufacture, distribution and use of methamphetamine,” Goodyear said. “Witnesses advised that the individuals arrested attacked the victim after they believed that she was providing information to law enforcement in reference to the group’s illegal activities.”

Dhanvantarivisn Cramer

Goodyear said the attack took place at Schmidt’s residence on Lazy Lane and following the death of Jacobs, her body was moved to another location along with other evidence to conceal the murder.

“This location is not being released at this time due to the ongoing investigation,” Good year said.

The body of Jacobs has been recovered and transported to the Brevard County Medical Examiner’s Office in Rockledge.

The cause of death has not been determined at this time and will be released after the autopsy, which is anticipated to be completed Tuesday.

Danielle Jacobs of Rockledge, 39, was last seen by her roommate on Aug. 21. (Images courtesy Brevard County Sheriff's Office)

“It’s very sad that life has such little meaning to those involved with drugs like meth.  It is all the more reason we need to be vigilant in ridding our community of those that make and sell it,” said Brevard County Sheriff Jack Parker. “I am very proud how the deputies pieced together what took place and who was involved after the suspects’ extreme efforts to destroy evidence. It’s a good feeling to bring such callous people to justice.”

Goodyear said anyone with information about this homicide is asked to call CRIMELINE at 1-800-423-TIPS (8477). All calls to CRIMELINE are confidential, and callers can remain anonymous and are eligible for a reward for information leading to an arrest.