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Human Remains Found in Vehicle Fire in Marion County

On Oct. 12, at approximately 10:00 a.m., Marion County Sheriff’s Office (MCSO) deputies responded to the 2000 block of NE 231st Ave., Silver Springs, regarding a suspicious vehicle. When deputies arrived, they located an abandoned vehicle that had been destroyed by fire. Upon further inspection, deputies discovered human remains inside the vehicle.

MCSO Major Crimes detectives responded and began their investigation. Preliminary investigation indicates that the vehicle fire started on Oct. 7.

If anyone saw anything suspicious in the area or may have any information that could assist MCSO, call Detective Danny Pinder at 352-368-3508. For people who wish to remain anonymous, call Crime Stoppers of Marion County at 352-368-STOP and reference 22-60 in your tip. Tips can also be submitted at