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Marion County Sheriff’s Office collects human remains from Ocala backyard

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Marion County, FL (May 22, 2014) – The Marion County Sheriff’s Office Bureau of Special Investigations Detectives are near completion in efforts to collect human remains and other evidence from the backyard of home at 3070 SW 89th Place, Ocala. Detectives are working with both the Medical Examiner and the University of Florida C.A. Pound Human Identification Laboratory.

At this time, there is no affirmative identification of the remains.“This is a tedious process,” said Judge Cochran, Marion County Sheriff’s Office Public Information Officer. “It will take months before detectives have the best information concerning DNA.” It’s early in the investigation, but detectives started working this case when a witness came forward to talk about a possible homicide. The witness told detectives the possible crime took place in the year 2000 and it may have occurred at the above address. The witness further offered the name of a possible victim: Jerry Christilaw. Also, the witness told detectives Christilaw may have died during a domestic dispute.

Detectives have a person of interest. “Right now, we will need to wait for the DNA
evidence to come in and pair that information with earlier statements from witnesses in
order to move this case forward,” Cochran said.

If you know anything about Christilaw, please call 352-369-6832. Phone anonymous tips
to Crime Stoppers of Marion County at 368-STOP or 368-7867. Text tips to 274637 using
keyword 368STOP. Tips can also be submitted at www.ocalacrimestoppers.com

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