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 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, […]

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. […]

Hiker missing in Ocala National Forest

Hiker missing in Ocala National Forest

  Ocala, Florida — On August 10, 2015, Christopher Anderson went for a hike near Salt Springs, Florida. When Anderson did not show up to meet his friends they reported him missing. The Marion County Sheriff’s Office, along with Marion County Fire Rescue Technical Rescue Team have been searching the Ocala National Forest searching for […]

FWC: Two cited for shooting at buck from vehicle

FWC: Two cited for shooting at buck from vehicle

Ocala, Florida — While patrolling the area of Forest Road 8 and Old Forest Road 573, FWC Officer, Washburn Wear, heard gunshots in the distance. As Officer Wear headed in the direction of the gunshots, he saw a vehicle with one headlight driving slowly toward him. When the driver spotted the FWC officer, the vehicle […]

Alleged home invasion in Forest leads to stabbing

Alleged home invasion in Forest leads to stabbing

Ocala, Florida — On June 27, 2014, shortly after 10 p.m., a 911 call came in from an individual whom stated that he had stabbed two intruders. The caller stated that two men had forced their way into his home and attacked him, so he stabbed both of them. He said after he stabbed the […]

U.S Navy Bombing In Ocala Florida

U.S Navy Bombing In Ocala Florida

The U.S. Navy will be conducting training exercises with live bombs in the Ocala National Forest in the coming week. The training will take place at the Pinecastle Range Complex from August 7, 2013, through August 9, 2013, between the hours of 2 p.m. and 7 p.m. The United States Navy’s Pinecastle Bombing Range, located […]