Key piece of evidence in missing teen's case

Medical Examiner works to identify female body found in woods

OSCEOLA COUNTY, Fla. - It has been a little more than 24 hours the body of a woman was found in the same area where search teams were scouring the woods, and that identification could come at any moment.

Investigators are hoping to learn more about a key clue in the case of missing Orlando teen Alexandria Chery.

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On Friday, Sanel Saintsimon was named a prime suspect in the disappearance of the 16-year-old girl, and detectives are asking if anyone saw Saintsimon driving a black Pontiac in Osceola County.

Landscapers discovered the body of a female near Osceola-Polk Line Road on Friday. However, investigators have not confirmed it's Alexandria.

According to detectives, Saintsimon borrowed the car from his uncle, Charles Pierre St. Simon, and may have been driving around with Alexandria the day she disappeared.

St. Simon initially lied to detectives about lending the car to his nephew, according to the arrest affidavit.

It states St. Simon admitted that his nephew spoke to him on the phone and asked him not to tell law enforcement that he was in possession of the car on July 27-28.

Investigators found the car in Pine Hills, processed it for evidence and returned it to St. Simon.

Local 6 tried speaking with him at his Orlando home, but he did not want to answer our questions.

Alexandria's mother came home from work Monday night and found blood in her daughter's room, and men's underwear soaked in bleach under the bed.

Detectives arrested Saintsimon, mom's longtime boyfriend, for trying to destroy the evidence.

Alexandria's friends held a vigil Friday to pray and support each other.

"I ask God whatever happens -- good or bad -- that Alex is safe and God is watching over her," said Alona Ray.

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