Missing woman's body found near beach in South Patrick Shores

Brevard deputies identify missing woman's body

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SOUTH PATRICK SHORES, Fla. - Brevard County Sheriff's deputies have identified a body found along a beach path in South Patrick Shores as that of a missing Satellite Beach woman.

Deputies said the body of Charmine Ochs, 43, was found Friday morning in the bushes along a path at State Road A1A and Berkeley Street -- across the highway from Ochs' apartment.

Ochs, 43, was last seen late Wednesday when she left her home to pick up her laundry, sheriff's officials said in an earlier news release.

Ochs' mother and stepfather were at the beachside crime scene Friday morning. Dwayne Abraham said they went out to start their own search party and found police at the scene.

No other details have been released.

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