for immediate release
August 25, 2001

N E W S   R E L E A S E

The Okaloosa County Sheriff's Office is investigating the death of an individual whose body was found this evening (Saturday evening) in the Wright area of south Okaloosa County.

A citizen called authorities at approximately 6:00 o'clock Saturday evening to report she had seen a body in the woods while horseback riding on trails near the western end of F I M Boulevard. The location is near the Willow Bend subdivision.

The victim, who appears to be a female, has not yet been identified. Preliminary examination of the scene indicates that body may have been at that location for one to two days. Foul play is considered likely, and anybody with information that may be helpful to the investigation should contact the Okaloosa County Sheriff's Office at (850) 651-7400 or Emerald Coast Crime Stoppers at (850) 863-TIPS (863-8477).

A complete crime-scene examination is underway by the Okaloosa County Sheriff's Office, the Florida Department of Law Enforcement, and the First Judicial Circuit Office of the Medical Examiner.

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for more information contact Rick Hord, Public Information Officer

(850-651-7420

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