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Sheriff's Office ends excavation at Toscana site after finding 90% of a skeleton

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'Finding almost the entire skeleton will allow the medical examiner to use DNA or dental records to identify this person,' Sheriff Rick Staly said.
by: Guest Writer

by: Flagler County Sheriff's Office Public Affairs Office

FCSO investigators concluded their onsite excavation of human remains at Toscana on Saturday, July 30, after recovering about 90% of a human skeleton. 

The remains were turned over to the Medical Examiner's Office.

After consulting with the Medical Examiner, the USF Anthropologist team, FDLE’s CSI and FCSO’s Major Case and CSI Unit, the team determined that additional excavation was not necessary. 

“Our team and partners did an outstanding job in a very difficult environment,” said Sheriff Rick Staly. “Finding almost the entire skeleton will allow the medical examiner to use DNA or dental records to identify this person and hopefully the cause of death. I would like to thank our partners including Dr. Erin Kimmerle and her team from USF, the Medical Examiner’s Office, FDLE’s CSI, PCFD and Flagler County General Services for their assistance and collective herculean efforts during this excavation. I would also like to thank the developer for his patience, understanding and support, which delayed his project while we conducted this investigation.” 

If anyone has information on this case, please call 386-313-4911 or CrimeStoppers of NE Florida at 1-888-277-TIPS (8477), where you could be eligible for a reward of up to $5,000.

You can also email: [email protected]

FCSO Major Case investigators are continuing the investigation.

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