• Deputies: Tampa teacher among bodies found in Brevard murder-suicide


    SATELLITE BEACH, Fla. - A man and a woman were found dead inside a condominium near Satellite Beach Thursday, and investigators said the incident was a murder-suicide.

    Deputies said they were responding to a call for a well-being check at the South Patrick condominiums on Sea Park Boulevard, when they found Michelle Marie Muenzenmeyer, 45, and Brian Joseph Trump, 43, dead.

    "I came out of my apartment, and there were 100 cop cars, it seemed. [Officers] said there was a murder or a suicide or something downstairs in the apartment underneath," said neighbor Justin Jones. "I am really surprised."

    The Brevard County Sheriff's Office said that Muenzenmeyer was a teacher from Tampa.

    WFTV found out she was a licensed mental health counselor and was working at Webster University in Melbourne. She was teaching a class for people trying to become counselors.

    Authorities said Muenzenmeyer was traveling back and forth between Tampa and Brevard County, where her on-and-off boyfriend, Trump, lived.

    Officials said the couple had a rocky relationship.

    WFTV discovered this is not the first time emergency crews have been called to their home and obtained records that show Muezenmeyer called police in October 2012 to complain about Trump. In the report, she said the two recently broke up and, “He threw things at her."

    In February, police were called to the home to handle a "verbal altercation."

    People who live at the South Patrick condos still can't believe what happened behind these walls.

    "We don't have any problems. First time this has ever happened in 50 years here," said maintenance worker Rick Lee.

    Authorities said Muezenmeyer had no obvious signs of injury, but Trump did.

    Major Tod Goodyear of the Brevard County Sheriff's Office said the bodies of Muenzenmeyer and Trump were found lying in bed.

    "They looked as if they were both deceased at that point," Goodyear said.

    Neighbors said Muezenmeyer was a nice woman who seemed to care about others in the building.

    The boarded-up door to the apartment is a reminder of the tragedy.

    Webster University released this statement: "Our thoughts and sympathies go out to the friends and family of Brian Trump and Dr. Michelle Muenzenmeyer. Muenzenmeyer was an adjunct faculty member at Webster University's Melbourne and Tampa, Florida campuses since 2010. All students in her classes, as well as faculty and employees at the Melbourne and Tampa campuses have been notified. Classes at the Melbourne campus have been canceled this evening, and Muenzenmeyer's classes on Saturday and Monday have been canceled. Because this tragedy is currently under investigation by the Brevard County Sheriff's Department, all questions regarding the investigation and the incident will be referred to them."

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