FDLE says body found near DeLand is that of missing teen

- The Florida Department of Law Enforcement on Monday said a body discovered in Volusia County last month is that of a missing Lake County teenager.

Justis Garrett, 16, was reported missing out of Mount Dora on April 13.  She was dropped off at school and did not return home.  At the time, authorities thought she might be in the New Smyrna Beach area. 

Detectives with the DeLand Police Department said a partially decomposed body was found on the evening of April 18, in a wooded area about a quarter-mile off of Gasline Road, just east of Lake Winnemissett.  

No other details were immediately released. 

 

 

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