Investigators from the Major Case Unit of the Hernando County Sheriff’s Office (HCSO) have found a missing woman and arrested her in connection with the suspicious death of another woman whose body was found in Weeki Wachee on Sunday.
HCSO Public Relations Manager Denise Moloney said that around 3:30 p.m. on Sept. 17, deputies responded to a report from neighbors about a person missing from a residence on Darts Street in Weeki Wachee.
At the scene, they met with family members who told them that they had been contacted by a family member who was concerned and had not seen the allegedly missing person for several days.
Family members then helped deputies enter the residence through the front door, where, after performing a check of the residence, they found a deceased adult female whose remains were in the advanced stages of decomposition in the bedroom.
Responding deputies contacted the HCSO’s major case detectives and forensic specialists, who took over the investigation.
An autopsy will be conducted to determine the victim’s exact cause of death.
HCSO entered the victim’s significant other, Shauna Urive, into the FCIC/NCIC database as a missing, endangered person on Sept. 17.
On Sept. 18, investigators located Urive, 23, and the victim’s stolen vehicle in Pasco County.
During an interview with detectives, Urive confessed to the killing and was subsequently arrested and charged with one count of second-degree murder.
The investigation into the case continues.
Anyone with information about the case should call the Hernando County Sheriff’s Office Major Case Unit at 352-754-6830.
Tipsters may also call the Hernando County Crime Stoppers at 1-866-990-TIPS (8477), text **TIPS from a cell phone, or submit a tip online at http://www.hernandocountycrimestoppers.com.
All those who submit Crime Stoppers tips remain anonymous and may be eligible for a cash reward of up to $5,000.