Thursday, 29 March 2007 01:00
Speculation About Fort Myers SkeletonsWritten by WGCU Newsroom
An Associated Press story Thursday claimed authorities are quote- “quietly wondering whether a serial killer might be at work” in Fort Myers.
An ecologist stumbled across several human skeletons in a wooded area off Martin Luther King Boulevard in east Fort Myers late last week. Investigators have since discovered eight bodies in all. They’re all adult – and none were wearing any clothing or jewelry.
Fort Myers Police Department spokeswoman - Shelly Flynn – says the investigation is still in the recovery phase, so it’s way too early to even begin to speculate about how the bodies got there.
“We can’t discredit any theory at this point. The bones are going to take extensive examination before we can figure out exactly what happened. And there are a lot of theories out there. The AP reporter threw out serial killer…but we’ve heard funeral home dumping, we’ve heard Indian burial ground – and it’s just too early to know the facts.”
A group of about 20 forensics experts from around the state – and several local archeologists – are working this week to recover all the bones.
Flynn says they’ll first go to the Fort Myers Medical Examiner’s office for examination – then up to the University of Florida in Gainesville for further study.