FLAGLER COUNTY, Fla. – The Flagler County Sheriff’s Office on Wednesday said deputies were investigating a homicide at the Gold Choice Assisted Living and Memory Care facility in Palm Coast.
According to the Sheriff’s Office, another resident, Cliff Mody, 72, admitted to killing the victim, a 77-year-old woman.
Facility staff called 911 around 2 a.m., saying Mody admitted to them he’d beaten a woman to death in his room. Deputies said they arrived and found the woman on the bed in the suspect’s room with facial injuries and not breathing.
Later in the day, the Sheriff’s Office announced Mody was arrested and charged with second-degree murder.
Mody was booked into the Flagler County Jail and held without bond.
The Flagler County Sheriff’s Office strongly encourages residents to thoroughly investigate any facility entrusted with the care of a family member. Research facilities and professionals by visiting the Florida Health website.