Authorities continue to investigate discovery of possible human remains
Authorities are continuing to investigate the discovery of possible human remains in a Lee County preserve in northeast Cape Coral.
At 5:53 p.m. Thursday, Cape police responded to call about four juveniles who had found what appeared to be a human skeleton and a backpack while hiking. According to a report, the remains were found on the south side of the road in the 3300 block of Del Prado Boulevard North, close to Garden Boulevard, near a trail leading about one-half mile into the woods.
“They appear to be human remains, but we haven’t confirmed anything,” John Sheehan, spokesman for the Lee County Sheriff’s Office, said Friday morning.
According to a second report, the remains were found about one-eighth mile south of Del Prado in the northeastern section of the reserve. The bones are different shapes, include a skull and were found on the ground surrounded by trees and palmetto bushes. The area is secluded and surrounded by swamp.
A brown work boot and a can of beer were located next to the remains.
Photographs of the scene were taken Thursday, according to one report.
Authorities returned to the site Friday to continue their investigation, Sheehan reported. They are surveying the site on foot and a helicopter is taking photos of the area.
“In case there’s anything out there that might be of interest,” he said. “Anything that could aid the investigation.”