Sheriff's Office News Releases

Update to Body Located in Shingle Creek

Published: Mon, September 28, 2015
Osceola County, Florida – Today, the Medical Examiner’s Office positively identified the body found in Shingle Creek as Matthew Gilmore (DOB 3/17/76) from Kissimmee and determined his cause of death as a drowning. The incident does not appear suspicious, therefore, Osceola County Sheriff’s detectives are investigating this as an...

Detectives Working Death Investigation

Published: Sun, September 27, 2015
Osceola County, Florida – Osceola County Sheriff’s detectives are currently working a death investigation after a male body was located in the water near the area of the Shingle Creek bridge and 17-92. At this time, the incident does not appear suspicious. Detectives will have more information tomorrow after...

Amy Day Charged with Premeditated Murder

Published: Fri, September 25, 2015
Osceola County, Florida – Today, Osceola County Sheriff’s detectives charged Amy Grace Day with Premeditated Murder and Kidnapping. Day did not cooperate with the investigation, but instead provided inconsistent statements to detectives. Based on the information and evidence, detectives obtained a felony warrant for her arrest. Day, who is...

Update to Ora Hawkins Investigation

Published: Thu, September 24, 2015
Osceola County, Florida – The Medical Examiner’s Office has positively identified the body found at Lake Shore Drive in St. Cloud as Ora “Lea” Taylor Hawkins. The specific cause of death has not been determined, but detectives are investigating the incident as a homicide. No further details information is...

Detectives Arrest Suspect for Armed Robbery

Published: Thu, September 24, 2015
Osceola County, Florida – Osceola County Sheriff’s detectives arrested Lhandon J. Goodell and charged him with 2 counts of Armed Robbery, 2 counts of Aggravated Assault, Grand Theft and Petit Theft. The investigation began on September 20 when deputies responded to Old Town Budget Rental located at 5770 W....

26 Arrested During Prostitution Operation

Published: Thu, September 24, 2015
Osceola County, Florida – On September 23, members of the Osceola County Sheriff’s Office Narcotics Enforcement Team (NET), Intelligence Unit, Tourist Policing Unit, Evidence Unit and the Osceola County Investigative Bureau (OCIB) conducted an undercover operation targeting prostitution on the West 192 tourist corridor. The operation was initiated in...