Human remains, missing Oviedo woman’s car found in Orange County

Deputies found Julie Noppinger’s car Wednesday, but have not yet identified the remains

SEMINOLE COUNTY, Fla. – The Seminole County Sheriff’s Office says a missing Oviedo woman’s car was located Wednesday night, with unidentified human remains nearby.

Deputies announced their search for 37-year-old Julie Noppinger, last seen Feb. 26 in the area of Alafaya Trail driving a 2013 red Nissan Altima, over a week ago.

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According to deputies, Noppinger’s car was found Wednesday in a parking lot on E. Colonial Drive in Orlando. The sheriff’s office said human remains were located nearby in a wooded area, but have not been identified at this time.

New photos shared by the sheriff’s office Wednesday afternoon showed Noppinger at a Shell gas station near Walmart on 11250 E. Colonial Drive where she was last seen.

Julie Noppinger (Seminole County Sheriff's Office)

Investigators said the car had a Florida tag reading NPQA35.

Detectives said the case has now been taken over by the Orange County Sheriff’s Office.

No other information is available at this time. Check back here for updates.

The Orange County Sheriff's Office says Julie Noppinger's car was found in a parking lot along East Colonial Drive. (Copyright 2022 by WKMG ClickOrlando - All rights reserved.)

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