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77-year-old man's body found in vast woodland area

Charlotte County Sheriff's Office investigation
Posted at 3:32 PM, May 10, 2022
and last updated 2022-05-11 06:34:11-04

CHARLOTTE COUNTY, Fla. — A biologist with the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission discovered a man's body in the Cecil M Webb Wildlife Management area Tuesday around 12:30 p.m.

Charlotte County deputies responded to the scene and identified the body as that of 77-year-old North Fort Myers resident Richard Donovan.

CCSO found Donovan's vehicle stuck in sugar sand, over a mile away from his body.

Although CCSO has not confirmed the cause of death, they say he had a cane and that there was discoloration on his chest which usually points to a cardiac episode.

CCSO says there is no threat to the public and that this investigation is not considered suspicious.