Human remains found, search for clues begun

Escambia deputies have launched an investigation after the discovery of human remains on Sunday afternoon. On August 21, at around 12:24 p.m., deputies were called to the Marcus Pointe Apartments, located at 6111 Enterprise Dr., after the remains were found in a wooded lot near the complex.

“The caller was out walking his dog in a wooded area at the rear of the apartment complex,” said sheriff’s spokesman Deputy Chris Welborn. “He noticed the body lying in the brush and contacted us.”

Investigators have not yet been able to identify the male victim, but they have classified his death as suspicious.

“The body has signs of injuries that are not indicative of self-inflicted wounds,” said Welborn. “We are awaiting the results of an autopsy to determine the cause exact cause of death.”

Investigators do not have any missing person cases that could be linked to the found remains. Anyone who may have information related to this case is asked to contact the Escambia County Sheriff’s Office at 850-436-9620 or Gulf Coast Crime Stoppers at 850-433-STOP.