Deputies identify 2 teens found slain in Sumter County

Bodies discovered off County Road 219 in Wildwood

UPDATE: Deputies identify 2 teens killed in Sumter County
UPDATE: Deputies identify 2 teens killed in Sumter County

WILDWOOD, Fla. – Deputies with the Sumter County Sheriff’s Office are investigating a double homicide Wednesday after the bodies of two teens were found off County Road 219.

According to a news release, two boys were found in Wildwood around 5 a.m. The sheriff’s office said the victims been identified as Preston Wayne Nixon, 16, and Isaiah Alexander Nelson, 17, both of Wildwood.

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Authorities did not say how long they thought the bodies had been there or a cause of death. Deputies did say that they do not believe the boys’ deaths were random acts of violence.

According to Sumter County Schools, the teens were both home educated and not enrolled in the school system.

The investigation is active and no other information was immediately available.

Anyone with information on the case is asked to contact the sheriff’s office at 352-793-2621 or to remain anonymous call Crimeline at 1-800-423-TIPS (8477).

Crime scene investigators on scene at a double homicide in Wildwood, Fla. (Image: Sumter County Sheriff's Office) (WKMG 2021)