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Body Located in the Intercoastal Waterway

Detectives with the SJSO Major Crimes Unit continue to investigate the discovery of a black female found floating in the ICW Monday morning.  Investigators have identified the 29 year-old woman as, Kenya Rose Che bii, of St. Augustine.  The preliminary autopsy results have ruled the cause of death as Drowning. No injuries or indications of foul play have been observed, however, the manner of death remains unclassified.  Detectives continue to conduct background into Kenya’s life, her whereabouts this past Monday morning, and any possible contacts she may have had.

Thus far, the investigation has confirmed Kenya was walking in the downtown area of St. Augustine (Washington Street area) at 5:35 a.m. Monday morning, and was discovered deceased in the ICW shortly before 8:30 a.m. that same day. Kenya was last seen wearing a pink dress, with a white V neck styled t-shirt and a pair of white flowered sandals.  The areas between downtown St. Augustine and north of the Riverview Club (St. Augustine Shores area) are of specific interest.

Investigators are asking anyone who may have been traveling in the area, business owners who may have captured video of Kenya, or anyone who may have any information related to the investigation, to contact Detective James Jackson with the Major Crimes Unit at 824-8304 or email at jpjackson@sjso.org.

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