DeLand, FL – Update: DeLand Police have announced that the partially decomposed body that was found in DeLand on Wednesday night was the body of a woman.
The woman was partially clothed, and her race and identity cannot be confirmed at this time. The autopsy is scheduled for Thursday. Police say she appeared to have been in that spot for some time due to the stage of her body’s composition.
“I want to stress to the public that at this time we have no evidence to definitively suggest that her death was the result of foul play. Alternatively, we have no definitive evidence to refute that she may have died of natural causes or a medical episode,” Police Chief Jason Umberger says. “We simply do not know at this time. We are hopeful the medical examiner’s report can shed some more light on her identity and/or the cause of the woman’s death.
Detectives are investigating after a partially decomposed body was found in DeLand on Wednesday night.
Police were called to the wooded area off of Gasline Rd., just east of Lake Winnemisset, at around 7:50 PM. after a passerby found the body. Detectives are working to determine the identity and investigating the cause of death.
Officials say the investigation is ongoing and updates will be provided when they become available.
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