Human remains found in woods off Mahan Drive in Leon County

Troopers from the Florida Highway Patrol came across the discovery while searching the area following reports of gunfire.
Investigators were on scene for hours  late Thursday afternoon.
Investigators were on scene for hours late Thursday afternoon.(WCTV)
Published: Aug. 4, 2022 at 8:00 PM EDT
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TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (WCTV) - Human remains have been discovered in a wooded area off Mahan Drive in Leon County.

Troopers from the Florida Highway Patrol came across the discovery late Thursday afternoon while searching the area following reports of gunfire,” said FHP Master Cpl. Patricia Jefferson-Shaw. The Leon County Sheriff’s Office was then called in to assume the investigation.

The remains appeared to have been there for some time and would be sent to the medical examiner’s office for identification and to determine a cause of death, said LCSO public information officer Angela Green.

“Whenever you have human remains there’s obviously an investigation that has to take place,” said Green told WCTV reporter Katie Kaplan at the scene. “We just don’t know many details right now, but we do ask that if anybody was in this area or has seen anything that was out of the norm, to please call us and let us know. We need to public’s help in trying to figure out what happened.”

A wooded area between the Shell Gas Station and The Bridge Church about three-quarters of a mile from Interstate-10 was surrounded by crime scene tape and multiple LCSO vehicles and a forensics unit were on hand for several hours after the discovery was made.

The remains appeared to be deep in the woods off of a walking path. Green declined to elaborate on anything else found alongside the scene with the body.

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