UPDATE: The Fernandina Beach Police Department continues to work diligently on the investigation into the death of Colleen Potts. Ms. Potts was found dead in a home in the 400 block of South 13th Street on Sunday, October 24th. She was pet sitting for the owner at the time of her death.
Fernandina Beach Police Department
November 2, 2021
While many specifics of the case cannot be released, detectives are interviewing neighbors, friends and relatives to tighten down a timeline of events. Detectives are also awaiting the results of a forensic review of her phone to determine if there is any information of value. Other evidence recovered from the scene is being processed by the Florida Department of Law Enforcement.
As the investigation has progressed it has been determined that someone may have entered Ms. Pott’s unsecured white Kia Soul the previous night (Saturday) and taken money that was left in the car. This is being investigated as part of the crime. Also of interest to detectives at this point is that the home was not in disarray and there were no obvious signs of a struggle. Additionally, the dogs who were protective of the house upon police arrival were not injured and still inside the residence.
Ms. Potts was last seen in the early hours of Sunday evening, and she was driving her white Kia Soul (actual photo attached).
The detectives working the case are asking that you contact them if you have any information concerning Ms. Potts’ death or if you may have observed her vehicle at any location on the evening of Sunday, October 24th.
Detective Christina Corbitt can be contacted at 904-310-3218 or if you have information and would like to remain anonymous; you may contact First Coast Crime Stoppers at 1-866-845-8477. Information leading to an arrest could make you eligible for a reward.
The FBPD continues to and always does recommend that the community practice basic safety and crime prevention to include, locking doors, utilizing security lights and ensuring any security cameras are operational. Also, please report any suspicious activity to the police.