Police: Missing person case now homicide investigation

- Leesburg Police are now classifying the case of missing 84-year-old Bernadine Montgomery as an open homicide investigation.

Leesburg police say 84-year-old Bernadine Montgomery was last seen June 15th at her Palmora Blvd. home.
She lives alone, but neighbors alerted police when they began to see a group of people going in and out of her home.

Police then found her car abandoned here, a few blocks away at this area called Ski Beach on Lake Harris. Police arrested Jeremy Gentry of Port Charlotte for stealing the car.

Prosecutors decided not to pursue the case against Gentry because of a lack of evidence.

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