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Human Remains Found in Florida Highlands

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DUNNELLON – The Marion County Sheriff’s Office has confirmed that officials have recovered human skeletal remains in a wooded area in Dunnellon.

Officials say they received a report on Friday afternoon of a local resident reporting  that, while walking through the woods near 9587 SW 151st Place in the Florida Highlands,  he tripped on a tree branch  and while catching himself spotted human bones  scattered on the ground. He then called for local law enforcement assistance.

Authorities have been on the scene all morning today, including MCSO Major Crimes detectives, Evidence technicians, Field Force members and the Medical Examiner. They are currently working to identify the person found.If you have any information on this case, please call Detective Bradley Bartlett at 352-438-5932 and to remain anonymous, please call the Crime Stoppers of Marion County at 352-368-STOP.

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