A mother who was found unresponsive next to her dead 4-year-old daughter in the Star Island Resort in Kissimmee on January 10th was arrested Wednesday and charged with the premeditated murder of her daughter, the Osceola County Sheriff’s Office announced.
The two were found next to each other in a bed in the resort by deputies who were there for a well-being check after the mother, Jacinda Decaro, didn’t show up for work that day. A note was found on the nightstand in the room with the words, “I’m sorry.”
When security entered the hotel room they found Jacinda and her 4-year-old daughter Masiela in the room unresponsive. Jacinda had a faint pulse, but sadly, Masiela was dead. Jacinda was transported to Advent Health Celebration for emergency care and Masiela was declared dead on the scene.
“The night of the murder, the suspect talked about suicide to several different people, told an ex-boyfriend that she didn’t want to live. She also FaceTimed another friend the same evening and talked about not wanting to be here,” Lopez said at Wednesday’s news conference. “The doors were all locked from the inside when we attempted to make contact with all parties,” Sheriff Lopez shared. “Tylenol and liquid Benadryl were on the nightstand.”
Decaro was arrested for first-degree murder, according to Osceola County Jail records.
No details or records were immediately released by the agency. Sheriff Marcos López plans to discuss the case at a 1 p.m. press conference.