Body of Melbourne woman found in Indian River County

Odd smell leads truck driver to body


A badly decomposed body found near an Indian River County Wal-Mart was a woman from Melbourne, according to the Indian River County Sheriff’s Office.

The woman was identified by authorities as Tisa Lynn McCann, 44, News 6 partner Florida Today reported.

There were no signs that she was slain, sheriff's spokesman Lt. Eric Flowers said. Investigators are waiting on tests to see if anything she ingested contributed to her death, he said.

News 6 partner Florida Today reported that the woman's remains were found Sept. 10 when a delivery truck driver noticed an odd smell behind the Walmart, west of the county’s busiest intersection: State Road 60 and 58th Avenue.

The driver found the body in a wooded area near Walmart and an Applebee’s restaurant.