North Port police conducted a death investigation on Wednesday after finding human remains in a missing Port Charlotte woman’s vehicle.
Wendy Hanleck’s vehicle was found parked in the woods with unidentified human remains inside. It was just past the Charlotte County line in rural North Port off Serris Dr.
According to the North Port Police Department, North Port and Charlotte County crews have been looking for Hanleck for roughly a week.
Her 2015 Silver Chevy Spark was last seen on Hillsborough Blvd. heading toward I-75 Monday, June 20. She is considered endangered.
North Port police say the death does not appear suspicious and say the medical examiner is investigating the cause of death.