Teen mother found dead in home

Ocala police say 18-year-old's boyfriend is possible suspect

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Joseph Dennis.

OCALA, Fla. - A teen mother was found dead Thursday inside an Ocala home, and police said her boyfriend is a possible suspect.

The body of Shankera Smith, 18, was found inside a home on Southwest First Street.

Ocala police said Joseph Dennis was arrested after officers went to his home and found a gun.  He faces charges of possession of a firearm by a convicted felon.

No other details were immediately known.

Anyone with information about the case is urged to call police.

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