UPDATE: Arrest Made After Body Found in Woods

Posted at 2:55 PM, Apr 16, 2016
and last updated 2016-04-17 11:53:45-04

Tallahassee, Fla. (WTXL)-UPDATE: The Tallahassee Police Department has made an arrest in the homicide investigation after a body was found in the woods near Willie Vause and Pecan road. 

Officials believe the suspect, Leon Woodberry is responsible for the death of 24-year-old Shannan Gordon. 

Her body was found on Saturday morning after a call made to the Consolidated Dispatch Agency. 

Officers were able to trace evidence found in the woods back to the outside of an apartment at Savannah Crossing, there they executed a search warrant inside an apartment home and detailed two people including Woodberry. 

A probable cause affidavit shows that Gordon suffered multiple large cuts to her body as well as defense wounds. 

Woodberry is charged with premeditated murder. No word yet on his next court date but according to the Florida Department of Corrections website, Woodberry has a history of violence.

In 2001, he was arrested for sexual battery and burglary then later sentenced to 15 years in prison. Records show he was released in September, 2015. 


The Tallahassee Police Department is investigating a possible homicide after a body was found in the woods. 

Authorities say that around 10:15a.m a citizen called the Consolidated Dispatch Agency about a possible body in the wood line near the intersection of Pecan and Willie Vause Road. 

Tallahassee Police Patrol Officers arrived at the location and found a deceased person in the wood line.  The case is being investigated as a homicide at this time. 

 Investigators are asking anyone with information about the case to please call them at (850) 891-4200 or if they wish to remain anonymous, to call Crime Stoppers at (850) 574-TIPS.