The Okaloosa County Sheriff’s Office is investigating a suspicious death at a mobile home in the Niceville area.
Deputies were initially called to the location at 1534 Pine Street around 7:20 a.m. Wednesday in reference a missing person call and indications of a possible death.
Arriving deputies found a deceased female, later identified as 45-year old Lauryn Marotto of that address, underneath bedding in the master bedroom.
An autopsy will be conducted.
Meantime OCSO investigators working the case have issued a warrant for 57-year old Bret Bay, who lived at the trailer with Marotto, for tampering with evidence.
Bay and his white 1995 Isuzu station wagon are currently missing.
Bay is a white male with gray hair and brown eyes, 5’10” tall and weighing around 200 pounds.
Anyone with information on his whereabouts is asked to contact the OCSO at 850.651.7400 or Emerald Coast Crime Stoppers at 850.863.TIPS, emeraldcoastcrimestoppers.com, or by using the P3 Tips Mobile application.
Additional information will be released as warranted.