Sunday, November 11, 2012

Missing Cocoa Woman Found Safe

Teresa Owens
Deone Turpin

At approximately 5:02 A.M. today, 31-year-old Teresa Owens entered the Pilot Convenience Store located at 4455 West King Street in Cocoa with what appeared to be blood on her clothing and a swollen eye.  Deputies say that she told the clerk she ran away from a man and needed to call her mother for help. 

Approximately four minutes later, a man believed to be her boyfriend, Deone Turpin, came into the store, went behind the register where Ms. Owens was hiding, and took her out of the store.  Turpin was allegedly seen forcing Owens into his vehicle through the driver’s side door and fleeing the area.  The vehicle was found within two miles of the location. The whereabouts of Teresa Owens and Deone Turpin are unknown at this time. 

Ms. Owens is described as approximately 5’07” tall and weighing approximately 155 pounds. She has long black hair and was last seen wearing dark colored pants and a tan, long sleeved shirt and no shoes