Husband found wife dead at Ocala Forest Campground

Husband found wife dead at Ocala Forest Campground

Umatilla, Florida — A female was found dead at the Ocala Forest Campground Monday. Officials responded to the Ocala Forest Campground, located at 26301 Southeast Highway 42, Lot #1, after a man called 911 in reference to a dead person. According to reports, the deceased, Daphne Hunt, 46, was found by her husband. The husband told […]

Human remains found in Florida Highlands in Dunnellon

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 […]

Body found in Dunnellon

Body found in Dunnellon

Dunnellon, Florida — An investigation is underway after the Marion County Sheriff’s Office Field Force Unit discovered a body in Dunnellon. According to a press release, the body was discovered in a wooded area north of Southwest 162nd Terrace and Southwest 36th Street. The body was found on August 20, while members of Field Force […]

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 […]

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. […]

Body of young female found: Can you identify this necklace?

Body of young female found: Can you identify this necklace?

[Last updated on May 16, at 1:41 p.m.] Marion County — The Marion County Sheriff’s Office is asking for the public’s help in identifying a young white female whose body was found last night at approximately 5 p.m. in the vicinity of Ray Wayside Park (Boat Basin) on East State Road 40. The body was found under […]

Man found slumped over steering wheel

Man found slumped over steering wheel

[Last updated on April 10, 2015, at 2:08 p.m.] Ocala, Florida — Authorities said someone discovered a man slumped over his vehicle’s steering wheel Thursday morning. The body was discovered on the side of U.S. 441 near Northwest 35th Street. A passer-by saw the vehicle’s hazard lights and stopped to check on the driver. When […]

Missing woman found deceased in motel

Missing woman found deceased in motel

[Last updated at 12:42 p.m., on February 17, 2015] Ocala, Florida — An Ocala woman that was reported missing by her husband was found deceased in a motel room over the weekend. George Shinn, 60, said his wife, Colleen M. Shinn, 52, was supposed to be going to a friend’s house and then to the […]

Body found inside SUV

Body found inside SUV

[Last updated on February 5, 2015, at 8:54 a.m.] Ocala, Florida — The Marion County Sheriff’s Office is currently conducting a death investigation after a body was found in a white Jeep Grand Cherokee on the eastbound shoulder of County Road 484 at approximately 10 a.m, Wednesday . The vehicle was just a few blocks […]

Body found at Serenity Apartments

Body found at Serenity Apartments

  Silver Springs, Florida — A decomposing body was found at the Serenity Apartments located at 4800 NE 33rd Place, Ocala. On August 6, 2014, Maintenance man and manager, Gregory Mercado, said he went to the apartment to service the air conditioner and change out the fire extinguisher. Mercado said after he knocked on the […]

Body found in water off Fort Island Gulf Beach

Body found in water off Fort Island Gulf Beach

Crystal River, Florida — The search for 48-year-old Todd P. Ginestra, has come to a tragic end. Today, July 16, 2014, Ginestra was found after the Citrus County Sheriff’s Aviation Team spotted his body floating in the water off Fort Island Gulf Beach. Investigators with the Citrus County Sheriff’s Office said they do not suspect […]