A man reported missing from Winter Garden, Florida was found dead in a wooded area of Lower Matecumbe Key Monday afternoon.
The Sheriff’s Office received a call from Winter Garden Police regarding missing person Eric Russel Noyes, 53 years of age. They said they had information from a cell phone ping that Noyes was on Lower Matecumbe Key. They had information he might be staying in a wooded area near the Safari Lounge and Caloosa Cove Marina. Just south of that area, Deputy Ralph Williams located the body of Noyes at 3:30 p.m.
Initial examination by the Medical Examiner indicates he may have died of a gun shot wound to the head. A gun was found near the body. There were no obvious signs of foul play at the scene.
Investigations by the Sheriff’s Major Crimes Unit and the Medical Examiner’s Office are continuing.