Monday, August 31, 2015

CCSO Asks Public For Help Identifying Human Remains

Collier County Sheriff's Office investigators, along with the District 20 Medical Examiner's Office and Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation officers, work the scene where human remains were found near the intersection of Miller Boulevard and 126th Avenue Southeast in Golden Gate Estates over the weekend. CCSO photo.

The Collier County Sheriff’s Office is asking for the public’s help identifying human remains found in Golden Gate Estates over the weekend.

Hikers discovered the remains in the Picayune Strand State Forest around 2 p.m. Saturday. A human skull was discovered in standing water in a wooded area near the intersection of 126 Avenue Southeast and Miller Boulevard. An 8-inch bone and a section of vertebrae were found near the roadside.

Sheriff’s deputies responded to the scene, collected the remains and turned them over to the Collier County Medical Examiner’s Office.

A preliminary examination by the medical examiner’s office determined that the remains are from a female over the age of 30 who had extensive dental work, according to detectives. She also had a previous broken collar bone that had healed.
She had red polish on her fingernails.

Detectives believe the remains have been in place for at least four days.

A cause and manner of death have not yet been determined.

An investigation continues.

Anyone with information is asked to call the Collier County Sheriff’s Office at 239.252.9300, or if you wish to remain anonymous and be eligible for a reward, call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-780-TIPS (8477).