UPDATE: Woman Arrested in Massachusetts for Murder in Pensacola

UPDATE (10:15 a.m.)
– A woman was arrested Wednesday afternoon in Dartmouth, Mass. for the murder of a man in Pensacola, Fla.

Desiree Tedder has been charged with second-degree murder in the death of 23-year-old Drulmauert Mims. Investigators located the body of Mims buried in the backyard of a home on Barrancas Drive in the Warrington community.

23-year-old Drulmauert Mims

Mims was reported missing back on March 29 and his discovery is the work of a multi-agency search including the Pensacola Police Department, Florida Department of Law Enforcement, the Escambia County Sheriff’s Office and the Florida State Attorney’s Office.

State Attorney Bill Eddins says the murder is not a threat to the Warrington community and it was a specific targeting of Mims.

Tedder is being held on no bond in a Massachusetts jail. She is expected to appear before a judge today for an extradition hearing. If she waives her right, she will be transported back to Florida in the coming days. If not, it could be weeks before Tedder is transported back to Florida.

Warrington, Florida (WKRG) – Investigators spent Wednesday digging for answers behind a home on Sullivan Road in Pensacola’s Warrington community.

The investigation began around 11:30 a.m. when Escambia County Sheriff’s Investigators responded to a death investigation call at a home on 12 Sullivan Road.

Area neighbors tell us it’s not the first time they’ve seen investigators working around their homes. One neighbor told News 5 they heard gun shots a few months ago.

Another neighbor shared these photos with our crew.


Others told News 5 that a body was removed from the back yard of the home. Our crew on the scene could even see a hole in the backyard from a neighbor’s side yard.

Florida State Attorney Bill Eddins announced a news conference would be held tomorrow at 10 a.m. regarding an investigation involving a missing person headed by the Pensacola Police Department, with additional assistance from other agencies.

News 5 will be there and have the latest for you on the WKRG Facebook Fan Page, WKRG.com and News 5 at Noon.



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