Person of Interest Located in Jackson County Homicide

MARIANNA, Fla. - A person of interest and the victim's vehicle have both been located in a Jackson County homicide. 

The body of Kaycha Smith, 25, of Marianna, was found Thursday morning in the 5000 block of Old US Road. Shortly after her body was discovered Smith was identified and investigators began searching for her car, a 2004 Chevrolet Malibu and her boyfriend, 22-year-old Daimeyon Dontrell O'Neal.

"During the course of the investigation, it was learned that the victim and O'Neal ... had a relationship and witnesses stated there had also been recent domestic issues with their relationship," deputies wrote in a news release.

O'Neal met and spoke with investigators with the Chipley Police Department Thursday night. Early Friday morning deputies found Smith's car at Wynn Street Park. The vehicle was processed for evidence.

The investigation is ongoing and anyone with information about the case is asked to call the Jackson County Sheriff's Office at (850) 482-9648. Anonymous tips can be made to CrimeStoppers at (850) 526-5000.  


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