Mystery surrounds body found in Charlotte County wooded area

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PUNTA GORDA, Fla.- Crime scene investigators are still processing the area where a teenager found a body in a wooded area near Narango Drive in Charlotte County.

The south Punta Gorda neighborhood, off Tuckers Grade, has few homes among the dirt roads. Neighbors say they’re shaken up after the body of a woman was mysteriously found on Saturday.

A teenager fishing at a pond in the area discovered the body, neighbors said.

“It’s kinda crazy to have it this close to home,” said Curtis Parnell. “It’s really scary, especially because we always go out there and fish all the time.”

The Charlotte County Sheriff’s Office says it’s waiting for autopsy results to determine the person’s identity and manner of death.

Anyone with information is asked to contact the Charlotte County Sheriff’s Office at 941-639-2101 or online at

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