Alachua County deputies identify victim in suspected Micanopy homicide

Sheriff’s deputies say the body of Corey Grimmage, 37, of Gainesville, was found around 12:30 p.m. on Dec 7
Published: Dec. 8, 2022 at 12:13 AM EST
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MICANOPY, Fla. (WCJB) - Alachua County Sheriff’s Office deputies have released the identity of the man whose body was found in Micanopy on Wednesday.

Sheriff’s deputies say the body of Corey Grimmage, 37, of Gainesville, was found around 12:30 p.m. on Dec 7th, near the intersection of NE 1st Street and Bay Avenue.

They are investigating the case as a possible homicide. They do not believe there is a danger to the community.

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Some residents said they saw a lot of police activity but had no clue what happened until they saw it on the news. Raquel Vallejo, a longtime resident, said she always felt safe living in Micanopy however improvements need to be done in order to prevent something like this from happening again.

“Micanopy does not have police, we only have sheriffs that come around every once in a while,” said Vallejo. “They should brighten up the main street because after 5 o’clock, there are no lights. I’ve been hoping for years that somebody addresses that because it’s very easy to have all kinds going on in the middle of the night.

Deputies are still investing how Grimmage’s body ended up at the scene. Neighbors were asked if they have surveillance footage of a suspicious person or vehicle in the area and to contact the sheriff’s office to share any information.

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