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Victim identified as 19-year-old Kaleigh Mousseau in Cape Coral death investigation

Victim identified in death investigation
Posted at 11:53 PM, Apr 18, 2020
and last updated 2020-04-20 15:26:46-04

CAPE CORAL, Fla. — Fox 4 has new developments after a body was found in a Cape Coral neighborhood.

Family and friends now identify the victim as Kaleigh Mousseau.

Those close to her are left with many unanswered questions and are heartbroken over her sudden death.

Cape Coral police continue to investigate Mousseau’s suspicious death after her body was discovered Friday morning on the side of the road on the 1000 block of Durden Parkway East.

Many are trying to make sense of the tragedy.

“I hope they find the person who did that because she deserves it, ” said Lyla Elkins.

Elkins and Mousseau were once good friends.

“We were close back in the day, we went to high school together, ” said Elkins.

Kaleigh Mousseau attended North Fort Myers high school and was just 19 years old. Elkins says thinking about her death has been painful.

“It is hard for me not to put myself in her place, and what she was going through that night, ” said Elkins.

Although not too sure of all the details regarding Mousseau’s death, she says its likely she was just leaving home to get some fresh air.

“She was probably taking a walk or something, she was pretty much a homebody,” said Lyla Elkins.

Elkins says she’s been pretty distraught since hearing the news.

“I mean this shouldn’t have happened to anybody, but its really unexpected for it to happen to her,” said Lyla Elkins.

She says Mousseau may have struggled with depression but always managed to stay positive and uplift others.

“She said you have to move forward you can’t live in the past, so I hope everybody moves through it because I know that it might be impossible, ” said Lyla Elkins.

If you have any information regarding this ongoing investigation contact the Cape Coral Police Department.

Crime Stoppers is offering a offering a cash reward of up to $3,000 for info leading to arrest, you can call 1-800-780-TIPS (8477).