Groveland Florida —
The Lake County Sheriff’s Office is investigating a suspicious death after a body was found Saturday by a realtor who was showing a property to clients.
Investigators believe the person responsible for the death knew the property well because the home is in a remote area of the county.
“Deputies responded very quickly and they met with a real estate agent and some potential buyers who were there looking at the property, which is up for sale,” said Lt. John Herrell of the Lake County Sheriff’s Office. “As they walked the property and were looking at it, they found these remains about 30 to 40 feet behind the residence there that is on the property.”
The body was found in a shallow grave in a wooded area.Officials said the owner of the property lives in North Florida and the home has been abandoned for more than seven years.Investigators have not said how long they believe the body has been on the property.Deputies urge anyone with information on the death to give them a call.