68-year-old woman killed inside Oxford home

Person of interest identified, deputies say

By Jerry Askin

OXFORD, Fla. - A 68-year-old woman was found dead inside a home in Oxford on Saturday, according to the Sumter County Sheriff's Office. 

Deputies said Jenetta Floyd appears to have been the victim of a homicide. A person of interest, who knew the victim, has been identified but is not in custody, deputies said.

For the past 24 hours, neighbors have been left with questions, and watching as crime scene investigators and detectives have been trying to piece together how Floyd was killed in a home on County Road 223.

Detectives say they're following up all leads and searching for witnesses to learn more about what happened.

Neighbors just want answers for this violent crime in their usually quiet neighborhood. Detectives say it appears to be an isolated incident.

"We're kind of in shock to see that we bought a house here for no crime and there's something like this across the street to happen," said Bailey Coon, who lives nearby.

Deputies said this is the second homicide in Sumter County this year. 

The investigation is ongoing.

If anyone has information, they are asked to call the Sumter County Sheriff's Office at 352-569-1600.

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