Deputies Searching For Missing Titusville Woman

By  //  November 11, 2012

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Last Seen With Boyfriend At 5 A.M. Sunday

BREVARD COUNTY, FLORIDA – Brevard County Sheriff’s Office deputies are asking for the public’s assistance in locating a missing and likely endangered woman.

Teresa Owens is missing and believed to be endangered. (Image courtesy Brevard County Sheriff’s Office)

Brevard County Sheriff’s Office spokesman Major Vic DeSantis said at about 5 a.m. Sunday 31-year-old Teresa Owens of Titusville entered the Pilot Convenience Store at 4455 West King Street in Cocoa with what appeared to be blood on her clothing and a swollen eye.

She told the clerk she had ran away from a man and needed to call her mother for help.

DeSantis said that about four minutes later a man, believed to be her boyfriend, Deone Turpin of Cocoa, came into the store, went behind the register where Owens was hiding and took her out of the store.

“Turpin was seen forcing the female into his vehicle through the driver’s side door and fleeing the area,” DeSantis said.

Deone Turpin was last seen with Teresa Owens about 5 a.m. Sunday. (Image courtesy Brevard County Sheriff’s Office)

The vehicle was found within two miles of the location, but the whereabouts of Owens and Turpin are unknown at this time.

Owens is described as 5-foot-7 and weighs about 155 pounds.

She has long black hair and was last seen wearing dark colored pants and a tan, long sleeved shirt and no shoes.

Turpin was arrested in May for domestic violence and battery and is awaiting trial on those charges.

Anyone with information is asked to call CRIMELINE at 1-800-423-TIPS (8477).