Boyfriend of woman found in Marco Lake arrested for murder

Authorities from the Jacksonville Sheriff’s Office released details July 29, related to the dead body found floating in Marco Lake in early July. The body was discovered around 7 a.m., July 12, by a local resident walking his dog on Sorrento Road.

Dedric Wesley was arrested on a charge of second-degree murder in the death of 23-year-old Beverly Ann Febres, a mother of two. Her phone was found at the scene, it revealed to detectives her proximity to Wesley’s apartment prior to the crime. Wesley’s name was tattooed on her arm, which was discovered after her body was pulled from the lake.

Detectives later found the victim’s vehicle in a vacant lot nearby Wesley’s apartment with a bloody passenger seat and a 9mm shell casing in the vehicle; her body later revealed fragments matching the projectile. Within two weeks, detectives were also able to corroborate the evidence with witness testimony and cell phone locations. The investigation is ongoing.

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