One dead in Ocoee following incident at Planet Fitness

Jessica L. Steigelman, of Winter Garden, was gravely injured and died from her injuries at a local area hospital.

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A Winter Garden woman is dead following an incident that occurred around 7:30 a.m. Friday, March 1, at the Planet Fitness in Ocoee.

The victim, who has been identified as Jessica L. Steigelman, was gravely injured and succumbed to the injuries at a local area hospital.

Officers from the Ocoee Police Department responded at 7:30 a.m. to the Planet Fitness located at 10908 W. Colonial Drive, Ocoee.

Upon arrival, police said they found an unresponsive woman lying on the ground and a man being held by two bystanders. 

The man has since been identified as 55-year-old Shannon W. King. He is the prime suspect in this crime, Ocoee PD officials said.

King is being held at the Orange County jail. He is being charged with first degree murder with a deadly weapon. 

Police have not yet determined what item was used to stab Steigelman. 

Lt. Mireya Iannuzzi believes the incident was not a random act and may have been domestic in nature. 

This is an active and ongoing homicide investigation. 

Anyone with information is asked to contact the Ocoee PD at (407) 905-3160, or Crimeline at (800) 423-TIPS.



Annabelle Sikes

News Editor Annabelle Sikes was born in Boca Raton and moved to Orlando in 2018 to attend the University of Central Florida. She graduated from UCF in May 2021 with a bachelor’s degree in journalism and a minor in sociology. Her past journalism experiences include serving as a web producer at the Orlando Sentinel, a reporter at The Community Paper, managing editor for NSM Today, digital manager at Centric Magazine and as an intern for the Orlando Weekly.

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