Deputies: Middle-school students find body near Cocoa bus stop

Body identified as Christian Elizabeth Walsh


CANAVERAL GROVES, Fla. – Some middle school students found a body in a ditch near a Canaveral Groves bus stop, according to Brevard County sheriff's deputies.

The body, identified as 46-year-old Christian Elizabeth Walsh, of Cocoa, was found around 8:30 a.m. Tuesday along Canaveral Groves Road near Hemp Way, deputies said.

According to deputies, the students were boarding the bus when the body was spotted.

Walsh was reported missing by her father on Monday, and the Brevard County Sheriff's Office said deputies made contact with her on Saturday in an unrelated investigation.

The death is under investigation, and foul play is not suspected, deputies said.

An autopsy will be performed to determine the cause of death.

Canaveral Groves Road was closed after Walsh's body was discovered but reopened after an investigation.

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