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MCSO detectives investigate body found in Belleview

Marion County deputies found the body Monday around 11:30 am.
Published: Jun. 29, 2020 at 7:31 PM EDT
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BELLEVIEW, Fla. (WCJB) - A death investigation is underway in Marion County after a body was found Monday morning.

MCSO detectives aren’t releasing much information yet but what we do know is that the body found was a woman.

Officials said workers had seen the woman’s body in a fenced off retention pond behind Winn-Dixie in Belleview.

Marion County Sheriff's Officials said workers had seen a woman’s body in a fenced off retention pond behind Winn-Dixie in Belleview, Fl.
Marion County Sheriff's Officials said workers had seen a woman’s body in a fenced off retention pond behind Winn-Dixie in Belleview, Fl.(WCJB)

The body was badly decomposed making it hard for investigators to identify the victim. They hope to have the results of a DNA screening back soon, so they can inform the victim’s family.

“Any time we find a body that is unidentified, the driving thing with us is to help this family out and to reach out. With everything we have, with our science and whatever we can throw at it to find out who this person is for those families,” MCSO Public Relations Director, Sgt. Paul Bloom said.

And after speaking with residents, officials say they believe this is an isolated incident. This is an active investigation. More updates are to come as more information is released.

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