UPDATE on Homicide Case from November 2015

Sarasota Police Department Detective Dan Riley and State Attorney Elizabeth J. Loeffler announced Brian Wilson (DOB: 08/14/68) plead to 25 years yesterday for the murder of W/F Jennifer Copeland (DOB: 03/19/72). This particular case involved Wilson strangling Copeland and then staging the scene to appear as if she committed suicide. 



On Saturday, November 28, 2015 at 2:30 a.m., Sarasota Police Officers responded to 1146 Patterson Drive, Sarasota, for a possible burglary in progress.  When Officers arrived, they found Jennifer Copeland, 43, deceased, inside the garage apartment.

Officers began a death investigation immediately.  As a result of the investigation, Brian Wilson, 47, has been arrested and charged with the murder of Jennifer Copeland.  Wilson was charged at the Hendy County Jail where he is currently being held on unrelated charges of Driving Under the Influence.  Copeland was the girlfriend of Wilson.