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Deputies: Skeletal remains found in wooded area near lake in Oklawaha


OCKLAWAHA, Florida — A man, his girlfriend and her daughter spotted skeletal remains near a lake in Ocklawaha.

Marion County Sheriff's officials say the trio had been fishing and were trying to make their way from one side of the lake to the other on Thursday afternoon when the saw the remains and called 911.

The Ocala Star-Banner ( ) reports medical examiner's officials arrived at the lake Thursday evening and began marking the area. A guard was posted in the area overnight to protect the scene.

An investigation is expected to continue on Friday.

Information from: Ocala (Fla.) Star-Banner,

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