Mysterious Murder Victim May Be From Panhandle

By: Jamie Burch, News Director Email
By: Jamie Burch, News Director Email

WILDWOOD – Detectives with the Sumter County Sheriff’s Office, near Orlando, are hoping you can help them identify a murder victim.

According to the Sheriff’s Office, the woman’s body was found in a wooded area in Wildwood on April 22. Based on decomposition, detectives believe she was shot and killed April 3.

The victim is described as a white female, 25‐55 years old, 5’2”‐5’9” tall, 160‐170 pounds, with red or auburn colored hair. She has no teeth, but may have worn dentures. The name “Jane” is tattooed on her left shoulder blade. She was wearing a red scrunchie in her hair, a light colored floral design shirt, size 3XL, grey colored “Jersey” sweatpants, size 36‐38, Pink & Grey colored glasses, and white ladies tennis shoes, size 10W.

The body was sent to the University of South Florida where a scientist conducted geological tests on her bones. Based on those tests, detectives believe the murder victim is from Tallahassee or the Florida Panhandle.

USF used computer software to create composite sketches of what detectives believe she looked like.

If you recognize her, please call the Bay County Sheriff’s Office at (850) 547-4700, the Sumter County Sheriff’s Office at (352) 569‐1680 or Crimeline at 1-800-423-TIPS.


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