Body found in Charlotte wildlife area is identified
PUNTA GORDA, Fla. (WWSB) - A body found in a wildlife area in Punta Gorda Wednesday has been identified as a North Fort Myers man, authorities said.
The body of Richard Donovan, 77, was found in the Cecil M. Webb Wildlife Management Area Wednesday afternoon by a biologist with the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission.
Charlotte County Sheriff’s deputies found his vehicle stuck in sand more than a mile from his body. Donovan’s had been using a walking cane and physical evidence suggests Donovan may have had a cardiac incident, the sheriff’s office said.
Although the incident is not considered suspicious, the cause of death has not been confirmed and the investigation is continuing.
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