Titusville Woman’s Death Ruled A Homicide

By  //  October 10, 2014


Deputies respond to a report of a body found in the Indian River. Photo by Matt O’Hern

TITUSVILLE, FLORIDA — The investigation of the body found floating in the Indian River, south of Titusville, has been ruled a homicide by the Brevard County Medical Examiner.

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jennifer-hedges-180According to Brevard County Sheriff’s Office Major Tod Goodyear, preliminary results of the autopsy conducted today determined that the victim, Jennifer Hedges, 24 of Titusville, was beaten and then dumped in the Indian River.

The investigation commenced on Thursday when Deputies were summoned to the scene after a boater located an object believed to be a human body. The Sheriff’s Dive Team responded to the site and recovered the partially submerged body that had been intentionally placed in a manner to conceal the victim. Homicide agents and Crime Scene investigators searched the area yesterday evening for evidence related to the case. The Sherriff’s Office Dive Team returned to the area today to look for any evidence in the area where the victim was recovered.

Anyone with information about this investigation is asked to call Agent Wayne Simock of the Brevard County Sheriff’s Office Homicide Unit at 321-633-8413 or CRIMELINE at 1-800-423-TIPS (8477). All calls to CRIMELINE are confidential, and callers can remain anonymous and be eligible for a reward for information leading to an arrest.