Lorenzo Hudson indicted in Shaquierra Elaine Pinckney murder

Lorenzo Benjamin Hudson murdered Shaquierra Elaine Pinckney, authorities said. (Mugshot of Hudson via Florida Department of Corrections; image of Pinckney via Putnam County Sheriff’s Office)

After more than seven years, deputies said they solved a pregnant woman’s grisly murder and that a now-imprisoned man is responsible.

Lorenzo Benjamin Hudson, 42, was indicted Monday on murder and other charges for allegedly killing Shaquierra Elaine Pinckney, 22. The victim, a mother of two young daughters, was last seen the night of Aug. 30, 2015.

The victim had recently returned home to Daytona Beach, Florida, from Watertown, New York, because she had been homesick for family, her mother Stephanie Pinckney told the Daytona Beach News-Journal at the time. Although Shaquierra Pinckney had a nurse’s assistant certificate, she had been working at a Family Dollar store up north because she could not find a job in the health care industry.

On the early morning of Aug. 31, one of the daughters stood crying at the bedroom door. Stephanie Pinckney checked the back of the home. Shaquierra Pinckney was gone. Her mother reported her missing on Sept. 1, 2015.

Days later, on Sept. 3, a mortuary owner and two gravediggers found Shaquierra Pinckney dead at a graveyard in Putnam County.

“She was at the rear of the cemetery,” mortuary owner and pastor Christopher Coleman told the outlet. “She had probably been there three or four days.”

Lorenzo Hudson indicted in Shaquierra Elaine Pinckney murder

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