Events are continuing to unfold in this morning’s death of a 29 year-old Fruit Cove woman found inside her residence at about 12:15 a.m. today.
E-911 dispatchers received the early-morning call reporting that someone “was ill” at the residence of Kristi Lynn (Privette) Dennis. Emergency personnel arrived to find Dennis unconscious. They attempted life saving measures; however, she could not be revived. Dennis was pronounced dead at the scene.
Historic City News was notified that District 23 Medical Examiner, Dr. Predag Bulic, has scheduled an autopsy for Tuesday to determine what killed Kristi Lynn Dennis. The results of toxicology testing will not be immediately available; however, Bulic will complete his examination and make a ruling on the cause and manner of death as quickly as possible.
In the meantime, Sheriff’s Media Relations Officer, Kevin Kelshaw, just reported that an arrest has been made in the case — although detectives are continuing to interview witnesses and process the scene for any potential evidence. The investigation is continuing.
Homicide detectives have arrested 32 year-old Terrell Lee Jordan II, who also resides at 1439 N. Fruit Cove Road in St Johns. Jordan is said to have been Dennis’ boyfriend.
At this time, Kelshaw reported, Jordan is in custody, without bond, at the St Johns County Detention Facility in St Augustine — facing second-degree murder charges in connection with the death of his girlfriend early this morning.