Police Arrest Two More In Rockledge Woman’s Death

By  //  September 4, 2012

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Transported Victim's Body

BREVARD COUNTY • COCOA, FLORIDA – Two additional suspects have been arrested in connection to the murder of a Rockledge woman reported missing Aug. 30.

Christopher Lance Maloney

Brevard County Sheriff’s Office spokesman Lt. Tod Goodyear said the Brevard County Sheriff’s Office took Christopher Lance Maloney of Cocoa, 21, and Dennis Ronald Hughey Jr. of Cocoa, 28, into custody Monday and charged them with Accessory After the Fact of First Degree Premeditated Murder and Tampering with or Fabricating Physical Evidence.

They join three Cocoa women who were arrested Sunday and charged with First Degree Premeditated Murder, False Imprisonment, and Tampering with or Fabricating Physical Evidence in the death of 39-year-old Danielle Jacobs of Rockledge.

Jacobs was last seen on Aug. 21 by her roommate and reported missing on Aug. 30.

Christopher Lance Maloney

Investigators have said the three female murder defendants were allegedly involved in the manufacture, distribution and use of methamphetamine. Witnesses told investigators that the women attacked Jacobs after they believed that she was providing information to law enforcement in reference to the group’s illegal activities.

“The investigation has determined that Maloney and Hughey assisted in the transportation of the victim’s body from the scene of the murder to its final resting place at 4225 Indian River Drive, Cocoa,” Goodyear said. “The victim’s body was ultimately concealed on the property, which is owned by the father of defendant Brewer.  The defendant’s father had no knowledge of the incident.”

Both Maloney and Hughey are currently detained at the Brevard County Jail under $15,000 and $20,000 bonds, respectively.

Goodyear said that based upon interviews, investigators believe the victim died as a result of blunt force trauma.  The official cause of death will be determined by the Brevard County Medical Examiner upon completion of the autopsy later today.

Members of the GAMEOVER Task Force were instrumental in locating and arresting the Maloney and Hughey, Goodyear said.

Anyone with information about this homicide is urged 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.