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Man Charged with 2nd Degree Murder in Woman’s Death – UPDATE: Victim Identified

UPDATE: 11/25/2017, 4:21 P.M. – The Sheriff’s Office has identified the victim as 32-year-old Janet J. Carroll.

BROOKSVILLE – Officials have released the identity of the man they say is responsible for an early morning homicide on Old Stag Coach Road.

According to officials, 32-year-old Joshua Daniel Carroll of 15013 Old Stage Coach Road is charged with 2nd Degree Murder and held without bond at the Hernando County Jail.

The victim’s identity is being withheld pending notification of next of kin.

Investigators say the deceased is the victim of homicidal violence but they did not elaborate on the exact cause of death.


BROOKSVILLE – A death investigation is underway at a residence on Old Stage Coach Road and officials say the circumstances appear to be suspicious.

According to reports, Deputies responded to 15013 Old Stage Coach Road around 4:15 a.m., after receiving reports of a death at that location.

The body of a woman was found deceased at the residence and it appears suspicious, according to officials.

Detectives are actively investigating the incident and officials say there is no threat to the community.

We will bring more on this story as it develops.

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  • I am the mother of Janet Carroll. This beautiful human being was taken from us by this SORRY EXCUSE of a SO CALLED human. She was taken from her 4 children, family and friends, robbed of a life that was so precious…..she will never see her kids graduate, never see them marry, never see them have children of their own, and never see just the everyday simply things in life. I look out my window everyday like I have always done waiting for her to pull up into our driveway in her RED JEEP that she loved so much…. BUT that day will NEVER COME!!! I ask myself a lot of times… What could she have EVER done or EVER said to him take her life? Why couldn’t HE have JUST WALKED AWAY??? I now realize the PAIN and SORROW that someone else has gone through now that it has happened to me!!! I have always thought of myself as a good person… a loving person that would never or could never hurt another living thing…. BUT my thoughts these days (I know they are just thoughts) are to hurt that SOB…. to have someone choke him to an inch of his life… let him live…. only to repeat that again and again for as long as he shall live!!! I guess until someone hurts your child, you will never know how I feel and I don’t wish this on my worst enemy!!!! I Love you and Miss you so much JAN <3 You will Always remain in my thoughts and in my Heart for ALL ETERNITY!!!! Love, Mom

    Sunday, 7 January 2018, 10:31 am
  • I worked with Janet for years in nh.
    Extremely sad to hear of one of the best maufacturing assemblers that trained mi from the beginning to get caught up in shit like this.
    Rip janet

    Tuesday, 28 November 2017, 9:26 pm
  • The victims name has been released and it’s his wife he killed. Janet Carroll. What a POS!!

    Saturday, 25 November 2017, 2:25 pm
  • The woman killed is my best friends Daughter, Prayers go out to Johanna. This woman killed was a constant victim of control and abuse, a warning to women around the world domestic violence is still alive, arm yourselves with the truth. Know the signs of an abusive relationship and run the other way, it may mean your life.

    Friday, 24 November 2017, 12:00 pm
  • hang that bastard high from a tree look at his face no remorse or guilt

    Thursday, 23 November 2017, 9:47 pm
  • Remember going to yard sale at this residence about a year and a half ago when we were going to the landfill. There was a young woman probably in her mid twenties with a toddler daughter running around. She said she was married, her and my wife was talking up a storm, but we didn’t see anyone else there. Very sad.

    Thursday, 23 November 2017, 11:26 am
  • How sad for this lady’s family. RIP

    Thursday, 23 November 2017, 5:08 am
  • OK you know the drill, hangem than shootem. Piece of garbage removed from earth

    Thursday, 23 November 2017, 4:47 am
    • Bethy and her same stupid

      Thursday, 23 November 2017, 11:57 am
  • Horrible, can’t even imagine what her family must be going threw.

    Thursday, 23 November 2017, 12:30 am
  • Rip to the lady hope he burns in hell for his actions

    Wednesday, 22 November 2017, 11:32 pm
  • Life as he knew it yesterday is no more.Happy Thanksgiving and enjoy you Turkey Roll.Walking away is better then acting out your rage.My the lady rest in peace.

    Wednesday, 22 November 2017, 10:14 pm

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