Human remains found in Fort Myers Beach mangroves

Reporter: Jolena Esperto Writer: Paul Dolan
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The Lee County Sheriff’s Office says human remains have been found in the canal and mangroves area near the town hall on Fort Myers Beach.

Deputies are now on the scene and investigating. They have not released any other information.

WINK News spoke to a company that was working in the canal area when they found the body. They told us they then contacted deputies.

Logan Sorto has been working construction jobs on Fort Myers Beach since Hurricane Ian. He spoke with WINK News about what he knows about the scene.

“We’re picking up wreckage they were grabbing trash. And we just saw one of them just stood there, just shocked early in the morning around 8 or 9 o’clock. As we look out the window, he just standing there,” Sorto said.

Sorto has been working on a house across from the canal where the boat crew was working.

“And we’re wondering what’s going on then we’ve seen other boat approach, and we’re like, well, we just probably think it’s just a bunch of trash stuff like that. Now that we see cops pull up an hour later, I leave to go to another job. So I come back and I see five more. Wow, it’s crazy,” Sorto said.


When Dan Allers, the mayor of Fort Myers Beach, heard of the news he came to see the scene for himself.

“Condolences to the family, obviously. And again, it’s just a sad reminder of, you know, what the storm did,” Allers said.

The remains are still unidentified, but WINK News will update you when the information is available.

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