Seminole County

18-year-old mother found shot and killed in car, police say

SANFORD, Fla. — Sanford police are investigating a homicide that occurred late Friday night.

Police said that at around 11:20 p.m., a Sanford police officer patrolling the area of Coastline Park, located at 900 West 9th Street, found a vehicle backed into a parking spot, which appeared to be running.


When police checked the vehicle, they located a white female in the driver’s seat of the vehicle, dead from an apparent gunshot wound.

The woman has been identified as 18-year-old Kaylin Fiengo.

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According to a news release, it appears Fiengo went to that location with the intent to meet a person known to her.

This appears to be an isolated incident.

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“The senselessness of this type of violence is infuriating. Kaylin was a young mother who had her whole life ahead of her. This violence and destruction won’t be tolerated in our community.  I am confident that our residents will work with us to find the person responsible for Kaylin’s death,” said Sanford Police Chief Cecil Smith.

This homicide remains under investigation.

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Anyone with information regarding this incident can contact the Sanford Police Department or Crimeline at 800 423-TIPS (8477) or visit

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