Decomposing body found in Ocala


decomposing body found, marion county

Wendy Ann Kane, body found, marion county
Wendy Ann Kane [DMV]
Ocala, Florida — A suspicious death investigation is underway after the discovery of a decomposing body.

The body of 47-year-old Wendy Ann Kane was found Tuesday after neighbors smelled a foul odor while performing a well-being check and immediately dialed 9-1-1.

The body was found at 5701 SE 33rd Court. She had been dead for five days.

According to the Marion County Sheriff’s Office, Kane was last seen on Friday, August 8, 2014.

Marion County Sheriff’s Office Public Information Officer Captain James Pogue reports that Kane moved from New York to Ocala last year and has a sister, a child, and an ex-husband, who lives out of state.

After obtaining a search warrant, detectives searched Kane’s home for evidence, or anything that could have assisted them with the death investigation.

Detectives are asking for family and friends that may have information to come forward. No detail is too small.

No suspects have been named at this time.

Detectives would like to know what you know about Kane. If you have details about Kane’s death, please call (352) 369-6845. You can phone anonymous tips to Crime Stoppers of Marion County at 368-STOP or 368-7867. Text tips to 274637 using keyword 368STOP. Tips can also be submitted at

The Marion County Sheriff’s Office asks that the public share this information on social media because someone out of state may have information.

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