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Report reveals how teen’s body was discovered in Bushnell murder

Larry Peavy is suspected of killing a 16-year-old girl. (WPEC)

Additional law enforcement agencies join in the manhunt for a man suspected of murder, 35-year-old Larry Peavy. Questions about the murder of a 16-year-old teenager, and the sexual assault of another teenager, remain unanswered.

CBS12 received an initial report from the Sumter County Sheriff’s Office Thursday, detailing a responding officer’s account of the discovery of Aleaya Jackson’s deceased body.

The report says an officer from the Tavares Police Department was dispatched to a residence at approximately 2 p.m. on November 5, 2017.

The report details a call that came in said that a rape possibly occurred at 312 South Pine Street in Bushnell, Florida.

The narrative continues to say a juvenile (remaining unnamed to protect her identity) reported at the Tavares Hospital that a man she knew named “Larry” dropped her off and had another female at the house.

When officers went to the house, neighbors said the home was vacant, they observed their neighbor, Larry Peavy, with a female at 3 a.m. , November 5. The neighbor said the woman was Hispanic.

The neighbor told officers she saw Peavy leave the residence at 8 a.m. the same morning. Officers later found the man who owned the home Mr. Peavy was staying in at the time.

The report said the owner of the home let officers in the house given the circumstances. Officers located a bedroom down the hallway of the house. The officer’s narrative says everyone besides the detective was asked to leave after a body was found in that very bedroom.

The female body, later identified as Aleaya Jackson, was pronounced dead at 3:56 p.m. that afternoon.

A crime scene perimeter was set up around the property and the investigation began.

Now, four days later, the search continues for Larry Peavy, whose car was located Tuesday in Fort Pierce. Sumter County Sheriff's Office continues to investigate. There is a statewide BOLO for Peavy.

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