Sad news for Alexandria Chery’s friends and family, as the medical examiner has finally identified and confirmed that the body found on Aug. 1 is that of the missing 16-year-old girl.
Alexandria Chery, 16, disappeared from her home after telling her mother, Rosalie Joseph, that she would be staying home because she did not feel well. On Friday, Aug. 1, the body of a teenage girl was discovered approximately 41 minutes from her home, and now the medical examiner’s office has confirmed the worst — the body is, in fact, Alexandria’s. So sad.
Aleandria Chery’s Body Found: Medical Examiner Confirms Body Found Belongs To Her
Terrible news out of Orange County, Florida on Wednesday, Aug. 6.
The body of a teenager girl that was discovered in a wooded area just off of a highway in Osceola County on Friday, Aug. 1, has been identified as Alexandria.
Alex’s uncle, Ray Joseph, had originally told reporters that a detective from the Orange County Sheriff’s Office had told them there was a 98% chance that it was his niece. Sadly, now that news is confirmed.
The medical examiner’s office told local news affiliate WFTV that they used Alex’s dental records to positively identify her. Unfortunately, police had previously revealed that when they found Alex’s body it was already badly decomposed.
“We hope this brings a small measure of closure to the family of Miss Chery. The OCSO Homicide Unit is continuing its thorough investigation of the circumstances surrounding Miss Chery’s tragic death,” read a statement provided to HollywoodLife.com by the Orange County Sheriff’s Office.
Our thoughts remain with Alexandria’s friends and family during this difficult time.
The Only Suspect In Alex’s Death & Disappearance Is Her Mother’s Boyfriend
Only one person is currently suspected to be involved in the death and disappearance of Alex, and that is 43-year-old Sanel Saint Simon.
Sanel and Alex’s mom were in a longterm relationship, and he was allegedly living with the family inside their apartment.
As of Wednesday, Aug. 6, Sanel was being held in police custody for allegedly lying to the police and tampering with evidence. It has been reported that Sanel’s underwear was found underneath Alex’s bed after she went missing, and that her room smelled of bleach.
It has also been reported that multiple items belonging to Alex were missing and her room was in a state of disarray, especially her bed which had been stripped of the sheets.
— Lauren Cox