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.
UPDATE: #Putnam County Sheriff's Office identifies victim as Ellie Marie Washtock, 38, of #StAugustine. They say Washtock has identified as both female and male, which delayed ID. https://t.co/5MD7B2XSYe @ActionNewsJax— Russell Colburn (@RussellANjax) February 4, 2019
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.
JUST IN: Investigators identify person found dead at World Golf Village in St Johns Co. as 38yo Ellie Washtock. @PutnamCountySO says victim identified as female & male. Victim died from gunshot wound & was discovered by 15yo son. Stay with @ActionNewsJax & @WOKVNews for updates. pic.twitter.com/7JCPlMSAdH— Tenikka Smith Hughes (@TenikkaANjax) February 4, 2019
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