Florida woman's body found in woods, boyfriend accused of murder two months later

florida womans body found in woods  months later her boyfriend charged with her murder
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Jun. 10 2021, Published 10:03 a.m. ET

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A 29-year-old Florida woman’s body was found by a dirt road along the woods, and months later, her boyfriend is accused of murder, police say.

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According to authorities, the body of Veronica Sacco, 29, was found in woods not far from an off-ramp of a toll road.

While that ramp did not have a toll plaza, police said others nearby had cameras and they captured photos showing the car and license plate belonging to her boyfriend, Denzelle Turner, 21. The footage also showed Turner in the driver’s seat and a large bag in the back seat.

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Wildlife surveyors found a bag along the road with a body inside and it was later confirmed to be Sacco’s body, who had been missing about two weeks at the time, police said.

WESH reported that Florida Department of Law Enforcement agents were suspicious of Turner, as they discovered the couple's relationship was described as “volatile” and “violent.”

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The video evidence from the highway was from April 13 and it helped police connect Sacco, where her remains were found and the last place she was seen alive.

Officials said her father told them about a video call where he saw Sacco on April 12 at the apartment she shared with Turner.

Police said they found a shell casing in that same apartment, which matched the ammunition used to kill Sacco.

Investigators found Turner’s car parked outside a motel in Marietta, Georgia, and officials believe it is the same car used to take the victim’s body across Orange County, Florida, and into Lake County.

Turner was booked into the Lake County Jail and faces a first-degree murder charge, police said.

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