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Tallahassee Police Department investigating death on Wesley Drive

Identity of person, cause of death to be determined
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Posted at 5:45 PM, Jun 03, 2022
and last updated 2022-06-07 16:27:52-04

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (WTXL) — UPDATE 6/7/2022: According to the Tallahassee Police Department, On Friday, June 3, the Tallahassee Police Department responded to a residence, located at 4532 Wesley Drive, regarding a decomposed human body inside the home.

The body was discovered by a Junk Pro worker while cleaning out the home, which had been recently purchased at an auction.

Detectives processed the scene and the body was sent to the local Medical Examiner’s Office for a complete autopsy.

At this point in the investigation, the medical examiner is working to make a positive identification on the body, as well as to determine the manner of death and whether or not foul play is suspected in this case.

This case remains open and active, and there are no further updates available at this time.

TPD notes that they believe that the body may be connected to an Oct. 13, 2020 missing person case.

Avis Anderson was first reported missing to the Tallahassee Police Department on October 13, 2020.

Anderson’s last known place of residence was her home, located at 4532 Wesley Drive – a house which had been posted as condemned by the City of Tallahassee Code Enforcement on October 9, 2020.

Detectives conducted multiple searches of the residence, which included deploying cadaver dogs to assist with the investigation.

However, Anderson was not located during any of the searches. The body found in the aforementioned death investigation is believed to be Anderson, however, detectives are waiting for a positive identification to be made by the Medical Examiner’s Office, in addition to determining the manner of death.

At this time, detectives are working diligently to determine at what point Anderson may have returned home.
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INITIAL STORY
The Tallahassee Police Department announced Friday afternoon that it is investigating a death.

According to the agency, the investigation is taking place at the 4500 block of Wesley Drive.

Law enforcement officials are working with the medical examiner’s office to determine the individual’s identity along with determining a cause of death.

The Tallahassee Police Department requests anyone who may have any information regarding the incident to please call TPD at 850-891-4200. They may also remain anonymous by calling Crime Stoppers at 850-574-TIPS.