A body found buried in a Milton backyard Sunday is that of 60-year-old Cynthia Hoover, who was reported missing March 15.
Johnny Malisham has been charged with homicide and possession of ammo by a convicted felon. Her body was found in his yard, according to his Santa Rosa Sheriff’s Office arrest report.
A body found in Milton Sunday is that of 14-year-old Cody Walker, who has been missing since March 14.
The Milton teen’s remains were found in a wooded lot off of Sandy Forest Road. Santa Rosa Sheriff’s Office officials say he was a victim of homicide. The exact cause of death remains under investigation, according to the latest news released by the SRSO.
Two Milton City Council members have resigned in a week, with the second sharing the news at the March 23 Board of County Commissioners meeting.
George Jordan addressed commissioners during the public forum, thanking them for their support during the nearly three years he has served on the council.
In a first degree murder case, it’s rare for a defendant to plead guilty, according to Mark Alderman at the First Judicial Circuit State Attorney’s Office.
The charge carries a mandatory life sentence, with no room for negotiation and therefore, very little incentive to plead guilty, Alderman said. But that’s what Jerry Geisler Odum did Friday.
A tiny homes ordinance recently adopted by the Milton City Council aims to provide affordable, creative housing options in Milton.
The ordinance, the first of its kind in Northwest Florida, allows for downsized versions of traditional houses on permanent foundations that are as small as 300-square-foot, on lots as small as 3,500 square feet.
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