Human remains found in Crystal River


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[Last updated on May 13, 2020, at 1:05 p.m.]

The human remains have been identified. Read the updated story here.

Crystal River —  On Sunday, April 26, 2020, the Citrus County Sheriff’s Office was notified by a landowner, who was surveying his property, that he had discovered skeletal human remains located in a wooded area near West Riverbend Road.


Detectives with the CCSO’s Major Crimes Unit and Forensics Unit, along with Medical Examiner’s Office, responded and secured the scene.

At this time, there is no threat to public safety.

The investigation is ongoing.

Anyone with information can contact the Citrus County Sheriff’s Office Major Crimes Unit at 352-726-1121, or contact the Citrus County Crime Stoppers at 1-888-ANY-TIPS to remain anonymous.