A man was charged more than a year after a teenage girl was found dead in an apartment fire in Flordia. But, police say she was shot long before the home was set ablaze.
On May 29, 2020, Jacksonville police arrived at the 1000 block of West 6th Street to help the Jacksonville Fire and Rescue Department put out a fire at an abandoned apartment complex, according to News 4 Jax.
The fire department found the body of Aleksandra Micic, 17, inside one of the buildings, News 4 Jax reported.
Police released a composite sketch of Micic in hopes of identifying her body, and she was successfully identified, News 4 Jax reported.
Her death was later ruled a homicide after an autopsy revealed she had been shot multiple times, according to News 4 Jax.
After a long investigation, Cone was identified and interviewed about the crime. Police have not said what led them to identify Cone as a suspect or his relationship with the victim.
Cone was already in the Duval County Jail on unrelated charges when officers served him the murder warrant, News 4 Jax reported.