Ellie Marie WashtockAge 38
31 Jan 2019
Saint Augustine, Florida (USA)
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Ellie's body was found by her 15 year old son early on Thursday 31st January. She had been shot.
Ellie was a private citizen investigating the shooting of Michelle O'Connell in 2010, alleged by a serving police officer. She had only changed her name legally the same month.
Deputies say Washtock was a private citizen investigating the controversial St. Johns County shooting death of Michelle O'Connell in 2010. Washtock reportedly put in a public records request on Aug. 22 and received the records on Aug. 30.
Due to Washtock's involvement in the O'Connell case, St. Johns County Sheriff's Office turn the investigation over to the PCSO.
Maj. Steve Rose with the Putnam County Sheriff’s Office told reporters at a Thursday news briefing that investigators considered the death suspicious, but he did not discuss the reasons why. Based on a preliminary investigation, he said it was too early to tell whether the individual died of a self-inflicted wound or whether someone else may have been involved.
As of Monday, the death was still classified as suspicious, the Putnam County Sheriff's Office said.