Human remains discovered in Orange County

Joe Ocasio confirms remains not his daughter's

ORANGE COUNTY, Fla. - Human remains were discovered Friday afternoon in a wooded area near Ocoee, according to Orange County Sheriff's Office.

The remains, which include a skull, were found near Hackney Prairie Road and Apopka-Vineland Road, east of Florida State Road 429.


Deputies are attempting to recover all the bones, which will be sent to a medical examiner. A medical examiner gave preliminary confirmation the bones are human remains.

"They want to have everything, the equipment on scene to do it carefully, properly and methodically in order to recover any evidence or an skeletal remains that are there," said OCSO Cpt. Angelo Nieves.

Deputies said construction workers found human remains while finishing work on widening Hackney Prairie Road.

The father of missing woman Tracy Ocasio was spotted out at Hackney Prairie Road, which is not far from the previous Ocasio search scene, Friday afternoon but has since left.

According to Joe Ocasio, in a post Saturday morning, police confirmed the remains were not those of his daughter, Tracy Ocasio.

Video from Local 6 news helicopter Sky 6 shows several patrol cars and other official vehicles blocking off Hackney Prairie Road, which was closed in the area.

Check back for more details on this developing story.

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