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    Orange and Osceola Counties

    Use this thread to list and discuss victims last known to be in Orange and Osceola Counties.

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    Task force created to investigate murder cases in Orange, Osceola

    5:43 p.m. EST, June 22, 2012|

    By Bianca Prieto, Orlando Sentinel

    Detectives from a dozen police departments in Orange and Osceola counties will join in a task force to investigate homicide cases....

    "The murderers who think they've gotten away with it should be relatively frightened," said Orange-Osceola State Attorney Lawson Lamar, who helped organize the task force with the goal of bringing together less-experienced officers with seasoned detectives to investigate homicides.

    Investigators from the Apopka, Belle Isle, Edgewood, Kissimmee, Maitland, Oakland, Ocoee, Orlando, St. Cloud, Windermere, Winter Garden and Winter Park police departments will be members of the task force. The State Attorney's Office and the Florida Department of Law Enforcement are also participating.

    More at link:

    http://articles.orlandosentinel.com/...homicide-cases
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    Regan "Missy" Kendall, 48, Osceola County, 5 July 2007

    Kendall had last been seen on June 17, 2007, when she was released from the Osceola County Jail on a misdemeanor marijuana possession violation.

    Kendall was the mother of three daughters. This first article is very poignant.

    Prostitute's killing among 6 unsolved
    August 8, 2007|By Willoughby Mariano, Sentinel Staff Writer

    [...]
    Kendall, 48, was diagnosed with paranoid schizophrenia. The mother of three was addicted to crack cocaine. She was a convicted thief and a prostitute.

    On July 5, her dismembered body was found in three plastic garbage bags among the weeds in a field north of Kissimmee. There have been no arrests.

    [...]
    In the 1980s, Kendall was hospitalized for mental illness and became addicted to crack cocaine. By the time she gave birth to her youngest child, Crystal, she was convinced she was unfit to care for her children. She sent Crystal and Dawn to be raised by their father. Kendall-Mahns lived with an aunt out of state.

    Things got only worse. Kendall would disappear for weeks at a time, and when she appeared at the home of her brother, Craig Bulger, in Kissimmee, she was anxious and terrified.

    "She was always worried, like someone was going to get her," Bulger said.

    Doctors diagnosed Kendall with paranoid schizophrenia, Bulger said, and Kendall took to sleeping in the cold, beneath highway overpasses. She refused to go indoors.
    Investigators Confirm Bag Of Bones Are Human Remains
    Updated: 6:15 p.m. Friday, July 6, 2007 | Posted: 11:31 p.m. Thursday, July 5, 2007

    OSCEOLA COUNTY, Fla. More details were released, Friday, about a bag of bones found in Osceola County. Investigators confirmed that they are human remains.

    The bones were discovered Thursday night behind a new neighborhood south of the intersection of Boggy Creek Road and the Osceola Parkway.

    Detectives are calling it a probable homicide. Late Friday afternoon, the remains were identified as those of an adult woman.



    The dismembered body of Regan Kendall, 48, was found near Osceola Parkway and Boggy Creek Road in Osceola County in July.
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    Kelly Lanthorne, 37, Orlando, Orange County, 14 July 2007


    Kelly Lanthorne, 37

    Orange County Sheriff's Office

    Case Number: 2007-069855
    Date Murdered: 07/14/2007
    Location: 3750 Trovali Street, Orlando, Florida
    Age: Race: W Sex: F

    Description: On July 14th, 2007, at approximately 10:51 am, deputies were dispatched to 3750 Trovali Street, Orlando, regarding a body discovered at that location. The victim was found lying on her back near the west side of apartment 3754. The victim died from a gunshot wound.
    Police hunt for clues after body of woman found
    Orlando Sentinel
    July 15, 2007

    Orange County sheriff's investigators are trying to determine who killed an Orlando woman whose nude body was found behind an apartment west of the city Saturday.

    A resident found the body of Kelly Lanthorne, 37, behind Courtyard Villas apartments on South Rio Grande Avenue about 10:55 a.m., sheriff's Cpl. Susan Soto said.
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    Brenda Revel, 28 Orange County, 21 July 2009


    Brenda Revel, 28

    Orange County Sheriff's Office

    Case Number: 2009-069168
    Date Murdered: 07/21/2009
    Location: 4701 Ondic Road, Apopka, Florida
    Age: Race: W Sex: F

    Description: On July 21st, 2009, A jogger located the victim lying just off the roadway at the edge of the woods. The victim had been shot and appeared to have been dead for more than a day. The victim was acquainted with McArthur Davis Jr. who was found murdered on July 20, 2009 in Zellwood.

    Body found near Apopka identified
    Regional Report
    August 22, 2009|By Willoughby Mariano, Sentinel Staff Writer

    A woman found dead last month near Apopka has been identified as Brenda Revel, 28, of Winter Garden. The body was found by a jogger in the 4700 block of Ondich Road on July 21.

    She noticed a foul smell coming from the woods about 7:30 a.m. and spotted the body as she approached the area. Revel's remains had been at the site for at least two days.
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    Katharine Zafra, 36, Orlando, Orange County, 02 October 2011


    Katharine Zafra, 36

    Orange County Sheriff's Office

    Case Number: 2011-086321
    Date Murdered: 10/02/2011
    Location: 5795 Makoma Drive, Orlando, Florida
    Age: Race: W Sex: F
    DOB: 11/18/1974

    Description: On October 2nd, 2011, the victim was found deceased outside of the above location. The death was ruled a homicide.
    Sheriff's Office identifies slain woman with scorpion tattoo found in south Orange
    October 4, 2011
    By Walter Pacheco, Orlando Sentinel

    Orange County Sheriff's Office investigators said a passer-by discovered the woman's body about 4:30 p.m. in the 5700 block of Makoma Drive.

    The Sheriff's Office identified the victim as Katharine Zafra, 36. Investigators did not confirm how Zafra she was killed.
    The vacant home is located in an area popular among prostitutes and drug dealers. Stripper bars along Orange Blossom Trail also are nearby.
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    Heather Young, 41, Orlando, Orange County, 26 August 2010


    Heather Young, 41

    Orange County Sheriff's Office

    Case Number: 2010-077314
    Date Murdered: 08/26/2010
    Location: 11731 East Colonial Drive, Orlando, Florida
    Age: Race: W Sex: F
    DOB: 02/25/1969

    Description: On August 26th, 2010, the victim was found lying in the parking lot of the University Inn, located at 11731 East Colonial Drive, Orlando, Florida, with a gunshot wound. Witnesses state that a black Chevy Avalanche was seen coming and going from the hotel during the time the victim was shot and killed.

    Deputies ID Woman Murdered Near UCF
    August 26, 2010 Editor

    [...]
    According to detectives, shortly after 6:00 am, on Thursday, deputies responded to a 911 call at the University Inn on 11731 East Colonial Drive, where they say a body was discovered. Homicide investigators were called to the scene and confirmed the death of Young.

    [...]
    A dark colored Chevy Avalanche Pick up truck with shiny rims and dark tinted windows was seen in the area during the time of the murder.
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    Ethel Shannon McCarson, 42, Orlando, Orange County, 6 April 2016

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    Deputies ID woman found dead in woods

    http://www.orlandosentinel.com/news/...407-story.html

    McCarson's body was found between Cottage Hill Road and Deleon Avenue at about 2:30 p.m. Wednesday

    Sheriff's Office spokeswoman Lourdes Clayton would not say when experts think the homicide happened, but Franklin said he thought it occurred recently because the body appeared "fresh."

    The woman was decapitated, cut in half and her arms and legs were cut off, witnesses said.

    Orange County Medical Examiner's Office spokeswoman Sheri Blanton said only a "small percentage" of cases they see involve such severe dismemberment.



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