Decomposing body ruled a homicide



Homicide, Wendy Ann Kane, body found, marion county
Wendy Ann Kane [DMV]
Ocala, Florida — The decomposing body of 47-year-old Wendy Ann Kane, that was found on August 12, 2014, after neighbors smelled a foul odor while performing a well-being check, has now been ruled a homicide.

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

Kane was shot to death in the living room of her home.


After obtaining a search warrant, Marion County sheriff’s detectives searched Kane’s home for evidence. Upon searching the home, detectives found cocaine and other drug paraphernalia.

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

Investigators said she may have known her killer.

Marion County Sheriff’s Office Public Information Officer Captain James Pogue reported 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.

Detectives are asking for family and friends that may have information to come forward.

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

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