The body of Shakeira Rucker, a missing Winter Springs woman, was discovered by the Orange County Sheriff’s Office on Saturday. Orange County Sheriff John Mina held a news conference at 10 a.m. to discuss the investigation. During the conference, Sheriff Mina stated that Rucker’s estranged husband, Cory Hill, is the primary suspect in her disappearance and subsequent death. Channel 9 had a team present at the press conference and will provide updates on Eyewitness News at Noon.
The initial report reveals that deputies received a call regarding a foul odor emanating from one of the units at the Self Storage on Wiggins Road in Apopka. Upon arrival, law enforcement found Rucker’s lifeless body inside the storage unit. Her family has been notified. It has been approximately a week since Rucker was last seen leaving her home in Winter Springs. Various law enforcement agencies in Central Florida have joined the search for Rucker, and the case has now been taken over by the Orange County Sheriff’s Office. Cory Hill, Rucker’s estranged husband, has been identified as a person of interest in the investigation.
Sheriff John Mina will continue to provide updates as more information becomes available. Stay tuned to Channel 9 Eyewitness News for the latest developments on this story. Unfortunately, the embedded content, including a map of the location, is not accessible in all regions.
In a recent update, the Orange County Sheriff’s Office tweeted that deputies responded to the Self Storage at 2400 Wiggins Rd. in Apopka and discovered Shakeira Rucker deceased inside a storage unit. The case has now been classified as an Orange County homicide. Rucker’s family has been informed, and the sheriff’s office expresses its condolences to them. Detectives are actively investigating the case.
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