Melbourne Police Criminal Investigations Division is working on a suspected double homicide
identification of victims not released pending positive identification and notification of next of kin
BREVARD COUNTY • MELBOURNE, FLORIDA – The Melbourne Police Service is currently working on an investigation into a double homicide at 1052 Tanglewood Lane in Melbourne.
According to Melbourne Police Commander Heath Sanders of the Melbourne Police Department, the MPD received a request from a Georgia Police Department to carry out a welfare check at 1052 Tanglewood Lane.
“Georgia Police had a person in custody whose behavior was concerning and led the Georgia Police Officer to believe that someone at the Melbourne home may be in danger,” Commander Sanders said.
‘When Melbourne officers arrived at the home they discovered the bodies of two people with evidence indicating they had both been victims of homicide.
Commander Sanders said the person of interest and the two victims were related.
“At this time, the suspect in Georgia is the only person of interest and there is no indication that there is any other danger to the community related to this incident,” Commander Sanders said.
“At this time, identification of the victims is not being released pending positive identification and notification of next of kin. Information on the suspect will be provided as soon as possible.
If anyone has any information to provide for this investigation, please call the Melbourne Police Department at (321) 60S-6731 or Crime Line (SOO) 423-TIPS (S477).