Suspicious Death in Lake City

Lake City, Fla., – LCPD: On Friday, September 25, 2020 at 9:30 a.m., officers from the Lake City Police Department were dispatched 

to NW Railroad Street where employees of the Florida Department of Transportation Highway Maintenance Department had discovered a body while mowing.


Upon officer’s arrival, they were shown the location of a deceased black female lying near the overpass embankment. The crime scene was secured by officers who, upon their arrival, turned the scene over to the Criminal Investigation Division of the Lake City Police Department. Crime Scene Technicians from the Florida Department of Law Enforcement were notified to assist the investigators with processing the scene and searching for evidence.


At this time, the identity of the victim and the circumstances leading up to her death is unknown. The Lake City Police Department is asking for anyone who may have information concerning the identity of the victim or details of the case to contact Investigator Gretell Bates, at (386) 752-4343.