Melbourne Woman Found Dead Inside Residence Identified; Ruled a Homicide by Investigators

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victim Identified as Jo Ellen Johnson, 71, from Melbourne

Melbourne Police have identified the person found dead last week inside a residence on block 2900 of South Harbor City Boulevard. 

BREVARD COUNTY • MELBOURNE, FLORIDA – Melbourne Police have identified the person found dead last week inside a residence on block 2900 of South Harbor City Boulevard. 

The person has been identified as 71-year-old Jo Ellen Johnson from Melbourne.

The case is being investigated as a homicide after detectives say the medical examiner and evidence supports that Johnson was murdered.

According to the investigation, police were called to investigate the disappearance of Jo Ellen Johnson. When police eventually gained access to her last known residence, on the block 2900 of South Harbor City Boulevard, they discovered her body and dental records confirmed her identity as Jo Ellen Johnson.

Detectives are still actively reviewing evidence and interviewing associates of Johnson that include those living on the property.

Police say they haven’t identified a suspect yet.

Anyone with information about this case is encouraged to contact Detective Mark Brackett at 321-608-6893. If you have information and wish to remain anonymous, please call CrimeLine at 800-423-TIPS (8477) to speak to a live call taker. You will still be completely anonymous and be eligible for a reward.

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