Man Charged With Theft Of Melbourne Murder Victim's Car

Matthew Sharp
Leah Yoresh
MELBOURNE, Florida -- The Melbourne Police Department has recovered a vehicle belonging to 35-year-old Leah Yoresh who was found murdered in her home on 1433 Albert Drive in Melbourne, Florida on January 11, 2012.

On Thursday, January 17th, a Melbourne Police detective spotted a 2012 Hyundai Accent that matched the description of the car that belonged to Yoresh.  Officers were able to subsequently stop the vehicle and detain its three occupants without incident near a mobile home park by the intersection of Eau Gallie Boulevard and I-95.

The three men located in Yoresh’s car were then interviewed by police.  During questioning, police say that probable cause was established to arrest 22-year-old Matthew Sharp for Grand Theft of a Motor Vehicle. Sharp was taken to the Brevard County Jail in Sharpes and the other two occupants were released by police.  The names of those two occupants are not being released by police because they were not charged for the stolen vehicle.

The Melbourne Police Department is currently investigating this incident. If you have any information, police ask that you please call:

Crimeline: 1-800-423-TIPS (8477)


The Melboune Police Department’s Crime Tip Line: 321-409-2259

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