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Body of missing Cocoa mother of 4 found in rural Osceola County, police say
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Body of missing Cocoa mother of 4 found in rural Osceola County, police say

Body of missing Cocoa mother of 4 found in rural Osceola County, police say
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Body of missing Cocoa mother of 4 found in rural Osceola County, police say

The body of a 31-year-old missing mother of four was found Friday evening, the Cocoa Police Department said.

Investigators said they are at a remote area in Osceola County, where they found the body of Tashaun Jackson. 

Police said Jackson’s family reported her missing on Sunday after she failed to return home Saturday from a trip to a convenience store. 

Detectives said a surveillance camera at the 7-Eleven at North Fiske and Dixon boulevards recorded Jackson at about 3 p.m. Saturday. 

Police said they requested an aerial search of an area near Nova and Deer Park roads in Osceola County. 

A Brevard County Sheriff’s Office helicopter crew found Jackson's body at about 6 p.m. near Deer Park Road, east of Nova Road, police said. 

"(Crime scene technicians) are doing their best to document the scene, collect whatever evidence was left behind and move forward with the investigation to find who is responsible," said Yvonne Martinez, a police spokeswoman. "The family was notified earlier this evening, and as you can probably imagine, it was pretty devastating for them and our hearts are with them tonight." 

The Osceola County Sheriff’s Office, the Brevard County Sheriff’s Office and the Florida Department of Law Enforcement is assisting Cocoa police with the death investigation. 

No other details were given.

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