Update: The woman whose body was located yesterday in a small wooded area off Hollywood Boulevard has been identified as 41-year old Charlene Begay, no known address. An autopsy is scheduled for later today. We will release additional information as warranted.
The body of a homeless woman was discovered today in a small wooded area off the 400 block of Hollywood Boulevard. Okaloosa County Sheriff’s Office investigators say the death appears suspicious and is being treated as a homicide.
A call came in to the OCSO around 12:21 p.m. from an individual who had spotted the female and said she appeared deceased.
Deputies arrived to cordon off the scene.
Anyone with information is asked to contact the OCSO at 850.651.7400, EmeraldCoastCrimeStoppers.com, or by texting the P3 Tips Mobile application.
An autopsy will be scheduled and additional details will be released at the appropriate time.