|Re: Missing Adult Found|
|Friday, 28 January 2011 14:04|
Sheriff Paul C. May has released the following information:
Re: Missing Adult Found
On January 19, 2011, Timothy Lee Russell was reported missing by his mother. Mr. Russell left their home on January 18, 2011, for an appointment in Okeechobee, however, Mr. Russell never made it to the appointment.
On January 28, 2011, at approximately 9:23 a.m., the Sheriff’s Office received a phone call from two citizens who were riding bicycles near a wooded area along Highway 710, Okeechobee, Florida and reported they saw what appeared to be a body in the wooded area.
Deputies and detectives responded to the area and observed the body of Russell, who was positively identified, through fingerprints and other items located in the area.
There does not appear to be any signs of foul play however the Medical Examiner’s Office will determine the exact cause of death and approximate date of death.
Many flyers and bolos were issued and distributed among all surrounding counties as well as television coverage. The Sheriff’s Office would like to thank the public for their assistance in locating Mr. Russell.
Michele Bell, Public information Officer