Man tells stranger he killed someone, then deputies find body in home near Cocoa

Death investigation conducted at South Ridgewood Drive

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BREVARD COUNTY, Fla. – Deputies found a body in a home near Cocoa after a man went to a stranger’s house and admitted to killing someone, according to the Brevard County Sheriff’s Office.

According to investigators, they conducted a death investigation on South Ridgewood Drive in unincorporated Cocoa around 11 a.m. Monday.

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The investigation was prompted after deputies said they received a call from a Brevard resident explaining a man came to the resident’s home, admitted to killing someone and then walked away.

Investigators said they later located the man described by the caller and found a dead man inside a home at South Ridgewood Drive.

Scene at Sharpes where deputies found dead body (Copyright 2022 by WKMG ClickOrlando - All rights reserved.)

The man was detained and is being questioned by detectives, alongside other potential witnesses, according to deputies.

No arrests have been made at this time. The identity of the person of interest and victim are being withheld at this time.

Alex Robair told News 6 he lives in the house, with a roommate and his roommate’s daughter, where the body was found.

“All I know that happened is that I got a phone call that said, ‘Don’t come home ‘cause our house is a crime scene,’” Robair said.

Anyone with information about this investigation is asked to call the Brevard County Sheriff’s Office Homicide Unit at 321-633-8413, or to submit an anonymous tip, CRIMELINE at 1-800-423-TIPS (8477).

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