Human remains from 1977 identified

Human remains from 1977 identified

Summerfield, Florida — Human remains from a 1977 case have been identified using DNA. On June 23, 2016, Marion County Sheriff’s Office Major Crimes detectives received confirmation that positive DNA identification on the unidentified human remains had been completed. The remains were found in a wooded area near County Road 467 and Southeast 145th Street, […]

Person of interest named in double homicide

Person of interest named in double homicide

Ocala, Florida — The Ocala Police Department has named a person of interest in a double homicide investigation, which began after two bodies were discovered in an Ocala home on Sunday. That person is Terrance Hurst, 32. He is the grandson of Robert and Ruth Schwamberger, who were found dead in their Ridge View Acres subdivision […]

Two bodies found in Ocala home, ruled double homicide

Two bodies found in Ocala home, ruled double homicide

[Last updated on May 2, 2016, at 4:11 p.m.] Ocala, Florida — The Ocala Police Department is investigating a double homicide after two bodies were discovered in an Ocala home. According to a press release, the bodies were discovered, Sunday, May 1, 2016, at approximately 8:09 a.m., after Ocala police officers responded to 544 Northeast […]

Craigslist ad lead to capture of two multi-county burglars and murder suspects

Craigslist ad lead to capture of two multi-county burglars and murder suspects

Ocala, Florida — Two burglary suspects, dubbed the “Pillowcase Burglars,” have now been named as persons of interest in a Marion County murder. The nickname was given to the suspects because they would use a pillowcase from the crime scene to carry stolen property. Jessica Baker, 44, and Darren Decker, 41, who are husband and […]

Man found dead; police say death was a homicide

Man found dead; police say death was a homicide

[Last updated on March 22, 2016, at 7:24 p.m.] Ocala, Florida — The Ocala Police Department is still asking for the public’s help with a suspicious death investigation. Detectives say that on March 20, at approximately 10:17 a.m., officers responded to 1982 Northwest 22nd Street in reference to a dead body. According to reports, when […]

Human remains identified as Silver Springs Shores man

Human remains identified as Silver Springs Shores man

Ocala, Florida — Human remains found on March 7, 2016, near Silver Springs Shores have been identified. The Medical Examiners officer confirmed that the remains are that of Jeffery Keith, 46. Authorities say Keith went missing on April 4, 2015. Before Keith went missing, he made statements to his family that had them concerned for […]

Human remains identified

Human remains identified

Ocala, Florida — The Marion County Sheriff’s Office has confirmed that the human remains found in a shallow grave on Friday, March 4, were identified as a man who was reported missing in January. The body was found in the Ocala National Forest off of Forrest Road 50. According to a press release, Thomas Lombardo, […]

Human remains identified as a male

Human remains identified as a male

Ocala, Florida — The Medical Examiner’s Office has confirmed that the human remains found in the Ocala National Forest on Thursday, March 3, are that of a male. According to the Marion County Sheriff’s Office, they received a tip on Thursday that a body was buried in the Ocala National Forest in an area off […]

Skeletal remains found in Ocklawaha

Skeletal remains found in Ocklawaha

Ocklawaha, Florida — The skeletal remains of an unidentified person were found by three fisherman on Thursday at approximately 3:30 p.m. According to the Marion County Sheriff’s Office, the remains were found by three fishermen at a remote location between the 6300 and 6500 block of Southeast 149th Court Road, Ocklawaha. According to a press […]

Body of missing hiker found

Body of missing hiker found

Ocala, Florida — After an extensive search, the body of a missing hiker was found at approximately 1 p.m. Friday. Searchers with the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission, Marion County Fire Rescue, and the Marion County sheriff’s Office found the body. Christopher Anderson, 43, was found on a trail near the Juniper Springs area. […]