Hiker finds woman’s body in Fort Myers Beach nature preserve


FORT MYERS BEACH, Fl. (WBBH) – The body of a dead woman was discovered early Monday morning in a Fort Myers Beach nature preserve.

The Lee County Sheriff’s Office told NBC2 that the body of a deceased female was found by a hiker that was walking a nature trail in the Matanzas Pass Preserve around 8 a.m. on Labor Day.

“It’s just awful,” said Cindy Komanowski, who’s visiting the island from Tampa. “Right here in this park, and there’s houses right there.”

Neighbors that live along the entrance to the nature preserve told NBC2 that deputies were focusing their investigation on the edge of the pond near the preserve’s entrance.

“This morning, we go to the beach, and there was a line, and there was police,” said Ens Keaasmin, who’s vacationing near the preserve. “We asked what happened, and they said it was an investigation.”

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According to witnesses, investigators blocked off the street in front of the preserve.


“We didn’t know that it was a dead body or something like that,” said Keaasmin.

The sheriff’s office is still working to identify the woman who was found. Detectives say her death isn’t currently being ruled suspicious. However, until all the questions are answered, some won’t rest assured.

“No. I mean a little, but it’s still very sad, and it makes me wonder what happened,” said Mary Penza.

Count on NBC2 for the latest updates on this developing story.

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