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A kettle of vultures lead police to the remains of a what they believe is a woman in the back yard of a Pine Hills home on Laconia Drive in Florida on Tuesday.

"A person was walking their dog, saw the vultures, kind of wandered back to look and see, saw a body and called us," Jane Watrel with the Orange County Sheriff's Office told WTEV News.

The police found clothing and items around the body that led them to believe it is a female and the body had been there for several days. The home had been empty for about six months.

"Saturday night we were in the back yard and we were having the pool cleaned, we smelled something, well I smelled something at that time but I didn't pay it any attention," said the next door neighbor, Joy Christopher.

The authorities are listing the death as suspicious.

There has been no recent missing person reports filed in Orange County, although there is a missing person report for Gissell Bedwell, 18, from Lauderhill, Fla., who was last seen around 2 p.m. Friday, Dec. 6 walking to the Lauderhill Mall located at 1600 N. SR 7. Pine Hill is about three hours away from Lauderhill.

In similar Orange County cases of body's found, in January 2013, a man's body was found in the wooded area near the Paddock Mall and in June 2013, Sheriff's deputies found a decomposing body at an Orange County recycling plant.

In 2012, Joshua Johnson's body was found inside a vacant Pine Hills home. Witnesses saw him being pulled into a van before he went missing and his death was ruled a homicide. In June of 2012, Jeffery Aaron's body was found near Donnybrook Park and deputies suspected foul play.

In 2011 a man's body was found behind the Huntington on the Green condominiums on Downing Street, and his death was ruled a homicide and in October 2011, a woman was found dead in the front yard of a home on Mokoma Drive. Then in July 2011, Lacy Thistlewood, 21, was found in the parking lot of an abandoned building near Exchange Drive and Presidents Drive.



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