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Delray Beach police need help after violent death in community garden

Posted at 3:42 PM, Jul 12, 2018
and last updated 2018-07-13 04:36:55-04

Delray Beach police are asking for help from the community to find who killed 33-year-old Jennifer Salcito. 

Salcito's body was found last week in the Frog Alley Community garden; police say she was partially covered. 

During a vigil Tuesday night, Salcito’s family said she was someone who always had a smile. 

“This girl was full of life,” said an aunt. 

“Jennifer did experience a very violent death,” said Delray Beach Police Captain John Crane-Baker.

Crane-Baker said they need help to trace Salcito’s last steps. 

“There, to our knowledge, were no witnesses, and so we are having a hard time piecing together exactly what happened in the last moments in Jennifer’s life,” said Crane-Baker. 

Police want to know where she was, who she was with, and why she was in Delray. 

Crane-Baker said Salcito was most likely killed between Saturday, June 29 to Sunday the 30. He is asking people to check security cameras to see if Salcito can be seen in them. 

Tips can remain anonymous, and detectives are working to find the killer. 

Crane-Baker said the crime looks like it was an isolated incident. 

The Frog Alley Community garden is hosting another vigil on Saturday from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m.