Human remains found in Florida Highlands in Dunnellon


Dunnellon, Florida — The Marion County Sheriff’s Office is investigating a case involving human skeletal remains.

The remains were discovered in a wooded area, located near 9587 Southwest 151st Place, in the Florida Highlands in Dunnellon.

According to a press release, On August 26, an unnamed person found the remains while hiking through the woods. He told investigators that he tripped over a tree branch, and when he caught himself, he discovered the bones.

MCSO Major Crimes detectives, Evidence Technicians, Filed Force Members, and the Medical Examiner all worked together to collect the human remains.

The Medical Examiner now has the grueling task of trying to identify the remains and cause of death.

This is the second time in a week that humans remains were discovered in the Dunnellon area.

After careful consideration, and out of respect, Ocala Post chose not to display photos of the skeletal remains due to the possibility that the deceased may have family.

Anyone with information can call Detective Bradley Bartlett at 352-438-5932, the Marion County Sheriff’s Office at 352-732-9111, Crime Stoppers at 352-368-STOP, text a tip to 274637 using keyword 368-STOP, or visit Anonymity is guaranteed.