UPDATE (10-19-19): The Volusia County Sheriff’s Office says 37-year-old Angela Compton is charged with second-degree murder in the stabbing death of her 50-year-old boyfriend, Neal Goodrich, Jr. Video surveillance footage shows the pair arriving at Goodrich Seafood Restaurant in Oak Hill yesterday morning (October 18). They approach a boat at the water’s edge near the restaurant, and engage in a physical altercation. After several seconds, Compton appears to stab Goodrich multiple times.
Through interviews with Compton and a juvenile witness who was at the scene, detectives determined the weapon was a letter opener that Compton later threw into the water.
Goodrich had multiple stab wounds to his upper torso. After the altercation, he got into a vehicle with another person. He was transported to Advent Health Hospital in New Smyrna Beach, where he was pronounced dead.
Compton is at the Volusia County Jail being held on no bond.
Oak Hill, FL – The fatal stabbing of 50-year-old fishing captain Neal Goodrich, Jr. is under investigation by the Volusia County Sheriff’s Office. Sheriff’s Office Public Information Officer Andrew Gant said the incident took place this morning at around 7:30 a.m.
The call from Goodrich came in from Goodrich Seafood in Oak Hill. Detectives say he was stabbed during a domestic altercation nearby then went to the restaurant to make the call. He was transported to the hospital and was reported to have died shortly afterward.
Detectives are interviewing the adult female suspect who allegedly stabbed Goodrich. At this time, no other details have been released. Check back with News Daytona Beach for updates.