UPDATE: The decedent has been identified as North Fort Myers resident Richard Donovan. His next of kin has been notified. The cause of death is still to be determined.
Punta Gorda, FL – May 10, 2022
Around 12:30 this afternoon, a biologist with the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission located a 77-year-old deceased male in the Cecil M. Webb Wildlife Management Area near State Road 31. Deputies arrived and located his vehicle which was stuck in sugar sand over a mile away from his body. The man was discovered with a walking cane and discoloration of the chest area. Discoloration to the skin is a typical indication of a cardiac episode. However, the cause of death has not been confirmed and the next of kin is being located.
There is no threat to the community and the incident is not considered suspicious. The investigation is ongoing with updates released as confirmed.