Details come to light in Fruit Cove homicide

Historic City News was notified that District 23 Medical Examiner, Dr. Predag Bulic, has published his preliminary findings in the death of a 30 year-old Fruit Cove woman found inside her residence at about 12:15 a.m. yesterday morning.

The autopsy examination of Kristi Lynn Dennis, who lived at 1439 N. Fruit Cove Road, St Johns, revealed that the method of death was homicide and the cause of death was asphyxia by strangulation — due to ligature.

Deputies with the St Johns County Sheriff’s Office took the man, said to be the victim’s boyfriend, 32 year-old Terrell Lee Jordan II, into custody yesterday — after detectives said evidence collected at the crime scene shows Jordan strangled the victim with a leash.

This morning, Jordan, who is charged with second-degree murder, was denied bond during his first appearance hearing before Judge Charles Tinlin.

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