• Authorities identify person investigating Michelle O'Connell case who was found dead

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    Authorities have identified the person found dead at a World Golf Village condominimum on Thursday.

    Action News Jax reporter Russell Colburn has a full report on CBS47/FOX30 at 11 p.m. Refresh to watch the latest newscast live: 

    Ellie Marie Washtock, 38, was positively identified Monday afternoon, according to a release from the Putnam County Sheriff's Office.

    The victim was discovered by a 15-year-old son on Thursday morning around 7:30 a.m.

    The St. Johns County Sheriff's Office's initial investigation found that Washtock was doing an independent investigation of the death of Michelle O'Connell.

    The investigation into Washtock's death was then taken over by PCSO due to a conflict of interest. O'Connell's death in 2010 was ruled a suicide, but her family believes that her boyfriend, a St. Johns deputy at the time, shot and killed her.

    PCSO said Washtock identified as both male and female and died from a gunshot wound.

    This is a developing story. Refresh this page and watch CBS47 Action News Jax at 5 for updates.

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