ORANGE COUNTY, Fla. - WFTV has obtained new information from a slaying in Dr. Phillips, where a woman was found dead in her home with her 2-year-old son found lying next to her body.
Investigators said Acarie was located in a back bedroom with multiple gunshot wounds.
The Department of Children and Families was called when deputies found the victim's 2-year-old son next to her body. He was not injured, officials said.
“I'm shocked,” said neighbor Judy Collins. “This is a quiet neighborhood, and something like this just doesn't happen around here.”
A window beside the front door was broken, but investigators wouldn’t say whether it was shattered during a break-in or if deputies broke it when they responded to the call.
The sheriff's office won't say whether Acarie’s ex-boyfriend, Kristopher Gould, is a suspect.
In the past, Acarie accused Gould of domestic violence last year, and she wanted child support, Channel 9’s Kathi Belich reported.
Following the accusation, Acarie had moved to the Harbor House Domestic Violence Shelter after she said Kristopher Gould threatened to kill her and her children.
The pressure was building on Gould last week as he was trying to dodge financial questions concerning child support, Belich said, and a warrant went out for his arrest on Friday for violating probation on his charges involving the domestic violence case.
Shaun Rochet said he talked with Acarie often and knew of the battles with her ex.
“They argued quite a bit. She was always on the cellphone, always arguing,” Rochet said.
In July 2011, Acarie wrote in her petition for a domestic violence injunction that since she broke up with Gould and that she had been "harassed, stalked and battered on numerous occasions.”
She said Gould again threatened to kill her and "calls and text messages my phone hundreds of times a day and he comes to my house uninvited almost every night.”
Acarie wrote she was "living in fear.”
DCF has taken custody of the 2-year-old and won't say where he is for his own safety.
Anyone with information is asked to call Crimeline at 800-423-TIPS (8477).
Records show that Acarie used to operate a massage business called "Brazilian Touch Massage" in the MetroWest area.