FDLE investigating death as homicide


The Taylor County Sheriff’s Office (TCSO) and Florida Department of Law Enforcement (FDLE) announced Thursday afternoon they were investigating the death of longtime educator Shelly O’Steen Strickland as a homicide.

Strickland’s body was found at her home on O’Steen Road shortly before noon Wednesday, June 24. An autopsy was conducted Thursday morning and the determination of homicide was released shortly after 3 p.m.

While very little information is being released about the murder, TCSO Capt. Ron Rice confirmed reports that Strickland was found in her vehicle with a gunshot wound.

PHOTO: Longtime educator Shelly O’Steen Strickland was found dead at her home Wednesday. The sheriff’s office and FDLE are investigating.

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