Sheriff: Man arrested for beating fellow resident to death at Flagler County nursing home

FLAGLER COUNTY, Fla. — A 77-year-old woman living at a Flagler County nursing home was beaten to death by a fellow resident on Wednesday, deputies said.

Cliff Mody, 72, was arrested and charged with second-degree murder, according to the sheriff’s office.


Deputies said they are investigating the case as a homicide at the Gold Choice Assisted Living & Memory Care facility, 3830 Old Kings Road in Palm Coast.

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Detectives say they arrived at the facility at 2 a.m. Wednesday to find a woman dead in the room of another resident.

Mody admitted to deputies he had killed the woman, according to a release from the Flagler County Sheriff’s Office.

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“This arrest is the result of a thorough on-scene investigation by our Major Case Unit at this facility,” Flagler County Sheriff Rick Staly said in a news release. “Our thoughts and prayers go out to the families involved and we worked hard to make sure the suspect is held accountable for his actions. Families need to know that their loved ones are safe when they are moved into the care of any facility and I encourage them to always conduct thorough facility research. I commend Detective Crosbee and the team that assisted him in bringing this case to a quick closure.”

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Mody has not been charged while investigators continue to determine what happened at the facility.

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