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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