Discovery of Remains of 8 People in Fort Myers a Mystery

By: Associated Press
By: Associated Press

FORT MYERS, Fla. (AP) - Fort Myers police and other law enforcement agencies are returning Monday to a wooded area where the remains of eight people were found.

The skeletons, which had no skin or clothing, were found Friday in an unlit wooded area about 25 feet from an unpaved section of a street in Fort Myers.

Detectives say police first thought there were three skeletons, but a search turned up five more within a 50-yard radius.

Investigators were working to identify the bodies and were handling the deaths as homicides.

Police estimate the bodies have been in the woods for several years, but it was not yet known how they got there.

Pathologists are trying to determine a cause of death.

(Copyright 2007 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)

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