Human remains were found in Oakland Park, and the Broward Sheriff’s Office and the Federal Bureau of Investigation are hoping the public can help identify the body.
In a release sent out by BSO Wednesday afternoon, the remains were found in the 4200 block of North Dixie Highway.
“Investigators believe the person’s death and burial took place sometime between 2014 and 2015. At that time, the area was undeveloped land,” according to the release.
The remains are being examined and an autopsy is being performed with hopes of identifying the body as well as the manner of death.
According to NBC6, the search began last week and reporters saw law enforcement use a backhoe along the canal. Cheers were heard when articles of clothing were found.
This story will be updated as details are released.
Anyone with information should contact BSO Homicide Detective Andrew Gianino at 954-321-4376. To remain anonymous, contact Broward County Crime Stoppers at 954-493-TIPS (8477) or browardcrimestoppers.org.