UPDATE: BCSO Arrest Homicide Suspect, Charged With Two Counts of First-Degree Murder
By Space Coast Daily // April 5, 2017
Maxine Mills, 84, and Holly Crossman, 61, Pronounced Dead At The Scene
**UPDATE**BREVARD COUNTY • COCOA, FLORIDA – The Brevard County Sheriff’s Office has arrested 41-year-old Marty Connell for the murders that occurred on Tuesday at 4061 Eucalyptus Place in unincorporated Cocoa.
Police say Connell was arrested after an arrest warrant was obtained charging him with two counts of First-Degree Murder.
The suspect was transported to the Brevard County Jail where he is being held on a no bond status.
The investigation is ongoing as Homicide and Crime Scene investigators continue to investigate this case and are currently in the process of serving two search warrants.
BREVARD COUNTY • COCOA, FLORIDA – The Brevard County Sheriff’s Office has identified the victims and suspect of the domestic violence related homicides that occurred on Tuesday at 4061 Eucalyptus Place in unincorporated Cocoa.
Deputies responded to the residence at approximately 12:33 p.m., after an emergency 911 call was received from a man who advised he had harmed two people in the residence, according to Tod Goodyear of the Brevard County Sheriff’s Office.
When deputies arrived they discovered the dead bodies of 84–year-old Maxine Mills and 61-year-old Holly Crossman, both residents at the house.
The man who called has been identified by investigators as 41-year-old Marty Connell, who is the grandson of Mills and the nephew of Crossman. Police say the suspect had previously lived at the residence with the victims.
According to Brevard County Sheriff’s Office, Connell claims to be homeless and had been camping in the area of State Road 528 and Industry Dr. in Cocoa.
Furthermore, the investigation has revealed that there was a history of domestic violence between Connell and Crossman.
According to Goodyear, an Injunction for Protection was issued against Connell in 2011 that was still valid as of today’s date.
Police say Connell is being interviewed by Homicide agents at the Sheriff’s Office.
The investigation is continuing as members of the Crime Scene and Homicide Units are still collecting evidence and conducting interviews.
Anyone who may have information about this Homicide is asked to please 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 the caller may remain anonymous.
BREVARD COUNTY • COCOA, FLORIDA – The Brevard County Sheriff’s Office is currently conducting a death investigation on Eucalyptus Place, Cocoa, according to Tod Goodyear of the Brevard County Sheriff’s Office.
Police say the investigators and crime scene personnel are starting the process to gather evidence and conduct interviews to determine the circumstances.
In the preliminary investigation, investigators believe everyone involved in the incident has been identified.
More updates will be forthcoming.
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ABOVE MAP: The Brevard County Sheriff’s Office has identifying the victims and suspect of the domestic violence related homicides that occurred on Tuesday at 4061 Eucalyptus Place in unincorporated Cocoa.