Body found on Ponte Vedra Beach identified

Woman, 50, had been reported missing June 6


PONTE VEDRA BEACH, Fla. – A body that was found in the dunes at Ponte Vedra Beach on Sunday morning has been identified.

The remains are those of 50-year-old Yilka Martina Eusea of Jacksonville, who had been reported missing on June 6.

Eusea's body was discovered by a 48-year-old Ponte Vedra Beach woman, who was walking her dog in the dunes shortly before 7:30 a.m. in the 800 block of North Ponte Vedra Boulevard.

Dental records and items found at the scene, along with an autopsy, led to the identification of Eusea's body by Dr. Predrag Bulic, the chief medical examiner for St. Johns County. Final results of the autopsy will be released after toxicology reports are complete.

Eusea was last seen by family members June 3, and she was wearing a black T-shirt, black capri pants, light blue slip-on shoes and a matching purse. She was 5 feet tall, 150 pounds with long brown hair.

Detectives with the St. Johns County Sheriff's Office are continuing to investigate.
Anyone who might have observed Eusea in the past week is asked to contact Detective Sean Tice at 904-209-2192.