Remains found in Levy County identified as missing Hernando County resident

January 20, 2013  

Levy County Detectives worked diligently with surrounding agencies in their effort to identify the remains found by a local hunter in a wooded area east of Otter Creek on January 18, 2013. Late yesterday an autopsy was completed by the 8th Circuit Medical Examiners Office in Gainesville. The work of the Medical Examiner provided enough information for Detectives to compare to a missing person report filed in Hernando County on 1-1-13. The remains were identified as Deanna Lee Stires W/F dob: 9-20-94. Detectives of the Hernando County Sheriff’s Office and the Levy County Sheriff’s Office are working together to determine the cause of death.


Lt. Scott Tummond
Criminal Investigations Division
Levy County Sheriff's Office
(352) 486-5111