Alexandria Chery, 16: Missing Florida Teen’s Body Found In Woods

Mon, August 4, 2014 9:24am EST by 22 Comments 10,725 Article Views

So sad. Just four days after she disappeared without a trace, the body of a 16 year old girl was reportedly found in the woods just off of a Florida highway. Now, her devastated family is pleading for justice for their little girl.

Alexandria Chery, 16, was last seen by her mother, Rosalie Joseph, a few hours before she went missing. Sadly, a body believed to be Alex was discovered four days later just about 40 minutes from her home. Rosalie’s boyfriend, Sanel Saint Simon, has been arrested and charged in Alexandria’s disappearance, and remains the only suspect in the case. One of Alexandria’s cousins came forward after she went missing and revealed that the teenager was afraid of her mother’s boyfriend, especially when they were alone together because he was “creepy.”

Alexandra Chery’s Body Found: Missing Teen Discovered 4 Days Of Going Missing

This is truly heartbreaking.

Just hours after she lost contact with her daughter on Monday, July 28, a concerned Rosalie Joseph contacted Orange County Police to file a report. Alexandria had last been seen by her own mother inside their home before they lost contact, reports local news affiliate WESH.

UPDATE: Alexandria Chery Confirmed Dead: Medical Examiner Sadly ID’s Body

On Friday, Aug. 1, the decomposed body of a teenage girl was discovered in the woods off a highway just 40 minutes from where Alexandria and her mother lived. The next day her family received the devastating news that the body was a 98% match to Alexandria, although OCSO has yet to confirm this news. It is still unknown how or when she died.

UPDATE: Alexandria Chery: Bed Sheets Missing & Mens Underwear Found In Room

“I don’t know what to feel right now. It’s very devastating,” Alexandria’s uncle, Ray Joseph, told the press while giving a tearful statement. Ray and Alexandria had spent the day before she went missing shopping, and he says that she was “happy and full of life.”

Alexandria’s body was found in the same area where her cell phone last “pinged,” according to reports. Police had been searching in that area just one day before she was discovered by a maintenance worker.

Sanel Saint Simon: The Only Suspect In Alex’s Disappearance

The one and only suspect in Alexandria’s disappearance is her mother’s longtime boyfriend, 43-year-old Sanel Saint Simon. Police claim he has been “uncooperative” throughout the investigation.

He is currently being held in police custody on two misdemeanor charges:providing false information to a law enforcement officer and attempted destruction of evidence. Sanel allegedly cleaned up “splattered blood” in the family home, and has also been accused of lying about his whereabouts during the time Alexandria went missing.

FYI: As of Monday, Aug. 4 Orange County Police Department upgraded Sanel’s charges from misdemeanor to felony, and they have asked prosecutors to remove his bond all together.

Sadly, Alexandria previously expressed concern for her safety around Sanel. Her uncle Ray told reporters that one of Alexandria’s cousins came forward and revealed that she had called her mother’s boyfriend “creepy” and that she was afraid to be alone with him.

Our thoughts go out to Alexandria’s family and friends at this difficult time.

– Lauren Cox

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Posted at 10:42 PM on August 5, 2014  

the culprit must be punish well

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Hayley Johnson

Posted at 8:49 PM on August 5, 2014  

This is so sad . but the story doesn’t seem right to me it says that he has been raping her since she was 5 and buying her whatever she wants so she wouldn’t tell. So from thr age 5 to 10 I could see her not telling anyone because she wasn’t old enough to understand and he was buying her things to cover up but 11 to 16 she is old enough to come out and tell someone something I’m not saying none of this was her fault but why didn’t she speak up & where’s her mother ?

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Posted at 4:05 PM on August 9, 2014  

its hard to tell someone you been getting rapped for so long not everyone has a easy time just telling people most kids when that happens they bottle it up be cause of the simple fact they think no one will believe them .

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Posted at 7:30 AM on September 12, 2014  

Right that don’t make no kind of sense RIP girl cause wat kind of person does this she didnt even do the things she wanted to do and the sad thing is her boyfriend is really going to miss her cause they seem like they were very in love a she was a pretty girl and that creature of a man that did this that hill could have had a life and the girl could have had one to but u so crazy u took that away from both of them the baby didn’t even get to see the mom or even open its little eyes so now look wat u have done to this world I hope yur happy with wat u did because we people out here aren’t

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Angela Burton

Posted at 3:15 PM on August 5, 2014  

This is very sad and it happened here in the state of Florida. That’s why I keep my kids close to me at all times becaue you never know whats going on inside your own home when your kids are left behind with anybody other than you. My heart goes out to her family and I hope justice be served. He don’t deserve no kind of bond. Rest in heaven Alex

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Posted at 11:18 AM on August 5, 2014  

I feel the mom should be investigated more. Sleep peacefully baby girl👼

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Posted at 10:51 PM on August 5, 2014  

You and I both were thinking the same…she may have known or had a feeling something wasn’t right before this happened, but decided to turn a blind eye. I hear of this to many times in haitian households.

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Posted at 7:54 PM on August 4, 2014  

Sanel saint simon should be in jail for the rest of his life

R.i.p. Alexandria 🙏

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Posted at 5:13 PM on August 4, 2014  

I honestly think the mother knew what was going on i’m pissed off not only because they took the life of an beautiful angel but because i have two daughters and i know how i would react no where in this article do you read that the MOTHER is hurt or anything that can actually say the mother had a statement as women it’s our job to protect our children weather there young or old I just feel as if Alex mother was around her a little more and have talks with her child not only as a mom but as a friend and held her she would have felt more comfortable to tell her mom that she was scared to be left around a pervert such as her step dad instead of telling her cousin…. May your soul rest in peace you beautiful angel👼god called you home because he didn’t want you to endure the pain that sicko put you through rest on sweetie you have gained your wings now you & your family is in my prayers may god bless 🙌 you and your family


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Posted at 5:10 PM on August 4, 2014  

you should be carefull what you report. the local officials have not given 100% confirmation it is her body and a boyfriend is not a step father.

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Posted at 3:52 PM on August 4, 2014  

To me there’s a lot messing to the story .. her stepfather was more afraid of people finding out he got her pregnant, so he kill and cut the baby out of her ? What sense does that make ? He’ll rather Go to jail for murder and rape when he was already supposedly buying her anything she wanted to keep her quite so why kill her instead of getting her an abortion or whatever. it sounds bad but something is not right about this story .. then in one article it said he left the fetus on the back seat of his car … huh ? Boxers under the bed ..huh? Why not Wana go down for getting her pregnant but go down for rape and murder .. something ant right man’s truly sad

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Posted at 2:10 PM on August 4, 2014  

Nobody knows what actually happened, no one knows what happened but Alexandria herself. Making accusations and false claimings isn’t going to help. May she rest in peace. God bless her family and friends.

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Posted at 12:15 PM on August 4, 2014  

She still out there the body hasnt been id yet I have faith #bringalexhome

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Posted at 11:39 AM on August 4, 2014  

From what reports are saying he body decomposed so quickly because her mom’s bf cut her open and removed a fetus after killing her so thatit wouldnt be found out that he’d been molesting her and gotten her pregnant.EEither way its a sad and unfortunate story. 2% ISN’T a great enough percentage to say thatt it the body absolutely isnt her. Im Praying for her Family & Loved ones.

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Posted at 10:30 AM on August 4, 2014  

Actually, we still don’t know of its her body. They only say 98% because of the structure. I am a close friend of Alexandria and I am praying and hoping she is still out there somewhere. Please, stop spreading false information.

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Posted at 11:13 AM on August 4, 2014  

Why didn’t the Mom listen to her daughter?! It’s so unfortunate the Mom couldn’t SEE what the daughter could. And Mom’s usually have good intuition. Sadly some are desperate to date any creep.

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Posted at 11:27 AM on August 4, 2014  

I agree. I actually think, she knew what was going on and had all beddings removed to make it look as if she ran away.

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Posted at 11:32 AM on August 4, 2014  

Star it says she told her cousin not her mother so all that negativity is not needed at all!!!

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Posted at 1:00 PM on August 4, 2014  

That rape story was false. People are going around making false accusations and theories about what happened. That is why you should listen to what her family says or updates from the news. If he had removed the fetus he would’ve already been arrested for murder. There is no proof, Alex was raped and impregnated. What I think may have happened is. Maybe, her step father threw the underwear under the bed to throw them off and to make them think someone raped and kidnapped her. Or perhaps she had intercourse and ran off with her boyfriend which explains the missing beddings. There is more to the story and whoever knows anything needs to speak up. I pray the body is not Alex’s, but her phone was around the same area. That’s the worst case scenario, but let’s just hope she is out hiding and whether dead or alive she will be justified.

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Cheyenne jackson

Posted at 12:24 AM on August 6, 2014  

there is some good news and bad the bad news is she is dead the good news is she is in a good place now R.I.P ALEXANDIA SHE IS IN A GOOD PLACE

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Posted at 9:46 AM on August 4, 2014  

That mother should have listen to her child more..If ppl telling you she’s not safe around your boyfriend then why play blind. These woman are so fucking desperate for a man it’s sickening..this poor baby RIP princess

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Posted at 9:04 AM on August 5, 2014  

Well said Emily and I agree.

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