FDLE Investigators Say Remains Found In DeLand Belong To Missing Teen

By on May 5, 2018 in WNDB News

DeLand, FL – After investigating a possible connection between a missing girl and the discovery of a body off Gasline Road in DeLand, the Florida Department of Law Enforcement (FDLE) has confirmed the identity of the remains.

According to FDLE investigators, the remains found were that of 16-year-old Justis Garrett. Garrett went missing after failing to return home after her mother dropped her off at school on April 13.

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Earlier Reporting:

The discovery of human remains on Gasline Road in DeLand on April 18 has prompted a Florida Department of Law Enforcement (FDLE) investigation into a possible link between the deceased and a missing teenager.

16-year-old Justis Garrett went missing after being dropped off by her mother at Mount Dora High School on April 13. Investigators say her cell phone was turned off and that there were seemingly no incidents that may have prompted her to run away.

Garrett, who is described as a white female with brown hair and brown eyes, was last seen wearing blue jeans, a beige jacket, and black Nike shoes. She is five feet two inches tall and weighs 125 pounds.

(Photo courtesy WFTV Channel 9 /the Cox Media Group)

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