Body found in DeFuniak Springs has been identified and being investigated as a Homicide

Wednesday, October 05, 2016

DeFuniak Springs, FL – The body found outside of a DeFuniak Springs church Saturday afternoon has been identified and her death is being investigated as a homicide.

Detectives and Investigators have identified the victim that was found with a laceration on Saturday as 30-year-old Latasha Nicole Prim of Pensacola, FL. Prim was positively identified and her family was notified Tuesday evening.

A person of interest has been identified and leads are being pursued to tie the person of interest to the crime.

Additional information will be released as the investigation continues. Anyone with information on this incident is requested to contact Detective Philip Austin at 850-892-8513. Callers may also remain anonymous and possibly be eligible for a reward by calling Emerald Coast Crime Stoppers at 850-863-TIPS (8477).

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Woman’s Body Found Behind Church in DeFuniak Springs

Saturday, October 1, 2016

DeFuniak Springs – The DeFuniak Springs Police along with the DeFuniak Springs Fire and Walton Fire Rescue responded to Mt. Nebo Baptist Church located at 185 N 11th St at approximately 1:10 p.m. today in reference to a deceased female.

dfspd-dead-bodyA church member spotted the body near a picnic table in the back yard of the church and immediately called 911.

The female was lying in a pool of blood with blood on her hands and clothing. Walton County Sheriff’s Office, Florida Department of Law Enforcement, State Attorney’s Office, and the Medical Examiner’s Office responded to assist in the investigation.

The investigation is ongoing and the body has not been identified as of this release.

Anyone with information on this incident is requested to contact Detective Philip Austin at 850-892-8513. Callers may also remain anonymous and possibly be eligible for a reward of up tp $3,000.00 by calling Emerald Coast Crime Stoppers at 1-850-863-TIPS.

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