Article Courtesy of Channel 6 News
By Daniel Dahm
Published April 9, 2018
ORLANDO, Fla. - The body of a missing 23-year-old woman
was found early Friday in an Orange County condo, and authorities are
searching for a person of interest in the case, deputies said.
The Orange County Sheriff's Office said the body of
Vanessa Jessica Cocly was discovered in a home at the
Sandlake Courtyard Condominiums near South Orange Blossom
Trail and Sand Lake Road in Orlando.
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Cocly's death has been ruled a homicide, but officials have
not said how she was killed.
"We know Orange County is bad, but it's sad to hear a young
lady has been taken away, especially at a young age," said
Israeal Rivera, who lives nearby. "I can't understand who
would do this. It's sad. It's bad."
Deputies said they're searching for Christian Valentin
Penchi, 32, who lives at the condo where Cocly's body was
found. Deputies said Penchi, a person of interest in the
case, was last seen driving a black 2013 Lexus, with the
Florida tag 735-RQI.
Sheriff's officials said Penchi and Cocly were believed to
have been in an "on again-off again" relationship.
"I pray to go they catch the perpetrator and hopefully they will do justice
and it will be all fine and the family will have closure," Rivera said.
Cocly had last been seen on Saturday. Her car was found earlier this week.