Homicide investigation underway after 2 teens found dead along Sumter County road

SUMTER COUNTY, Fla. — Sumter County deputies said they are investigating a double homicide after two teenagers were found dead early Wednesday.

Deputies said the teens were found dead shortly after 5 a.m. near County Road 219 in Wildwood.

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Deputies identified the teenagers as Isaiah Nelson, 17, of Wildwood, and Prestin Nixon, 16.

“This remains an active investigation, however, this does not appear to be a random act,” deputies said in a statement.

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Anyone with information on the case is asked to contact the Sumter County Sheriff’s Office at 352-793-2621, or to remain anonymous, Crimeline at 800-423-8477.

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Homicide Update The victims of the homicide have been identified as Isaiah Alexander Nelson, 6/4/2003, of Wildwood, FL,...

Posted by Sumter County Sheriff's Office-Florida on Wednesday, May 12, 2021

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Sarah Wilson joined WFTV Channel 9 in 2018 as a digital producer after working as an award-winning newspaper reporter for nearly a decade in various communities across Central Florida.