A Florida mother was found dead in her estranged husband’s storage locker, a week after she was reported missing by her family, authorities say.
Police found Shakeira Yvonne Rucker’s body in a Self Storage facility in Apopka, Fla., a city just outside Orlando, after receiving a 911 call about a “smell emanating from one of the storage units,” Orange County Sheriff John Mina said in a press conference Sunday. Rucker, 37, died from gunshot wounds.
Her estranged husband Cory Hill has been named the “prime suspect” in her murder, Mina said. Hill has yet to be charged in Rucker’s death as the investigation continues, but Mina told reporters “he will be charged eventually in this case.”
Hill is already being held in Orange County Jail on charges of attempted murder after being accused of shooting at his former girlfriend (not Rucker) and family on Nov. 12.
Nov. 11 was the day that Rucker’s family says they last saw her.
Mina said during Sunday’s news conference that the investigation into Rucker’s disappearance had many “twists and turns” and covered many jurisdictions in Florida.