Shakeira Yvonne Rucker : “Estranged Husband Charged in Murder of Missing Florida Woman Found Dead in Storage Unit”

Death – Obituary – Accident and Crime News : The suspect in the murder case of Shakeira Yvonne Rucker, whose body was discovered in a storage unit in Orange County, Florida, has been formally charged with her killing, according to authorities. Rucker, a 37-year-old mother of four, was reported missing by her family after they last saw her on November 11. It was suspected that she may have left her home with her estranged husband, Cory Hill, whose connection to the case is now being investigated.

Law enforcement officials in Florida announced last month that Rucker’s disappearance was being treated as a homicide after her body was found in a storage unit registered under Hill’s name. The Office of the State Attorney for the Ninth Judicial Circuit has now officially filed murder charges against Hill, who is currently in jail under a no bond status. Hill had already been arrested on November 13 for an unrelated shooting incident, where he was charged with four counts of attempted murder after allegedly targeting a former girlfriend and her family.

Hill now faces an additional charge of second-degree murder (with a firearm) in relation to Rucker’s death. The discovery of Rucker’s body was made after someone complained about a foul smell emanating from a storage unit registered to Hill. Upon opening the unit, law enforcement found Rucker dead from apparent gunshot wounds.

Rucker’s family has created a GoFundMe page to support her four children, who range in age from 7 to 18. Prosecutors have stated their intention to seek a first-degree murder indictment in Rucker’s case, although they are currently limited to filing a second-degree murder charge due to procedural rules.

CNN has reached out to the public defender representing Hill for comment, but no response has been received at this time.

This tragic case highlights the devastating consequences of domestic violence and the importance of addressing the issue. The local community has been deeply affected by Rucker’s death, and support has poured in for her grieving family. As the investigation continues, the hope is that justice will be served and Rucker’s loved ones will find some semblance of closure.

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