More than two weeks after a teen’s body was found wrapped in a sheet on the side of a Florida road, her loved ones are still seeking answers.
The Cape Coral Police Department was called to the intersection of NE 10th Court and Durden Parkway on April 17 after someone found the body, which was later identified as that of 19-year-old Kaleigh Marie Mousseau, the department said.
She was wrapped in a sheet and duct tape, local outlet WBBH reported last week. Police said the way she died is considered suspicious, WBBH reported. A report from the medical examiner is pending.
While nobody is in custody in connection with her death, the Cape Coral police told WBBH that they do have a person of interest. The department told Oxygen.com that the case is an active investigation. They said that more informatino cannot be released at this time.
As they await the results of the medical examiner report, Mousseau's family and friends continue to reel from the mysterious death.
“She was my best friend," Mousseau’s dad Eugene Hrebin told WINK. "She was my shadow, my right hand, my little minion."
He described her as loving, caring and funny. He said he and others touched by her are desperate to know what happened.
“My world has been taken from me; it’s been crushed,” Hrebin said. “Whoever did it, they’re going to be judged for it.”
Mousseau was recently staying with her boyfriend and her boyfriend’s family.
"She was the sweetest girl,” Shawn Galvan, the mother of Mousseau’s boyfriend, told WBBH. “There’s no reason for this to happen to her."
Galvan told the outlet that she seemingly communicated with Mousseau over text the day before she was found dead. However, she wonders now if the texts were really authored by the teen.
"When we look at that text message, it doesn’t even sound like the way she would normally text us. To us, we kind of think somebody else had her phone," she told WBBH.
Anyone with information is urged to call the Cape Coral police at 239-574-3223. Tips can be submitted anonymously at www.capecops.com/tips or text it to CRIMES (274637) or by calling Crime Stoppers at 1-800-780-TIPS.
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