• Human remains found at Marion County park, deputies say

    By: WFTV Web Staff

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    MARION COUNTY, Fla. - A Marion County park is closed until further notice after human remains were found, deputies said.

    An off-duty Marion County deputy was flagged down around 1 p.m. Sunday at Ray Wayside Park at 9564 NE 28th Lane in Silver Springs after human remains were found near the Ocala Boat Basin, investigators said.

    Ray Wayside Park has been closed until further notice while deputies investigate the remains.

    "We are using a sifting machine in the area where we found the remains to find any additional evidence, any additional remains that we could recover," Lauren Lettelier, with the Marion County Sheriff's Office, said.

    No other details have been released.

    If anyone has information about the human remains, contact Detective Billy Burleson at 352-368-3542 or to remain anonymous, call the Crime Stoppers of Marion County at 352-368-STOP and reference 17-140 in your tip.

    No other details have been released.

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