The body of a missing 57-year-old Florida woman was found by detectives Friday, in a septic tank.
According to deputies, late Friday evening and into Saturday morning, Martin County Sheriff’s Detectives located a body believed to be that of 57-year old Cynthia Cole inside the septic tank of her Jensen Beach home.
Detectives spent hours excavating Cole’s back yard and located the body submerged in the contents of the tank about four feet underground.
Shortly afterwards, detectives located and arrested 34-year-old Keoki Hilo Demich and charged him with second-degree murder.
Keoki performed handyman duties for Ms. Cole, according to investigators.
“There are elements to this case still being investigated,” said Martin County Sheriff’s Office. “Positive identification of the body by the medical examiner’s office is expected shortly, however, detectives have every reason to believe it is that of Ms. Cole.”
We will update this story as more details are released.