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Cold Case: Brooksville Ricky Merrill and Dory Colyer

BROOKVILLE FL. – Ricky Merrill and Dory Coley were last seen leaving the Hilltop Lounge in Brooksville, Florida on May 9th 1981.

Hernando County Fire Department responded to a call for a brush fire at the 300 block of Stafford Avenue in Brooksville. Upon arrival, they discovered a vehicle on fire. A subsequent search of the vehicle revealed two bodies that were later identified as Ricky Merrill and Dori Colyer.

Cold Case: Brooksville Ricky Merrill and Dory Colyer

Hernando County Sheriff Detective Loydgren is working on this case and seeking help. In a Facebook post, Detective Loydgren gives details of the crime prior to both victims arriving at the Hilltop Lounge.

If you have information on this case, please contact Hernando County Sherriff’s Office:

Detective Loydgren can be reached at 352-797-3714

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