MARION COUNTY, Fla. — Marion County sheriff’s detectives said they have opened a homicide investigation after someone found a 17-year-old boy dead in a wooded area in Ocala.
Officials said a citizen discovered a body near the 2100 block of NW 43rd Street Wednesday evening.
Around 7:15 p.m., deputies responded and determined the remains were those of a male, 17, who had been shot.
The sheriff’s office identified the teen Thursday afternoon as Lezarius Graham.
They’re asking anyone who might have seen suspicious activity in the area between June 5 and June 7 to call 352-732-9111.
You can stay anonymous by calling CrimeStoppers of Marion County at 352-732-7867(STOP); reference 23-33 in your tip.
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