Body found behind dumpster in Apopka plaza, police say

Police release surveillance images of likely witness

APOPKA, Fla. – Police are seeking witnesses after a woman’s body was found behind a dumpster in Apopka, according to the police department.

Officers said they were called to Wekiva Riverwalk Plaza, located at E. Semoran Boulevard and Wekiva Springs Road, just before 9 p.m. on May 7 about a body found. According to police, the woman’s body was dropped off and she likely died someplace else.

Police later released surveillance images of a person, pictured above, they said likely witnessed what happened and is asking for the public’s help to identify them.

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Shoppers at the plaza said it’s important for someone with information to come forward.

“It was somebody’s life. It was a human, had parents at some point and family. Just take that into consideration. Have a little empathy and make a call,” shopper Mark Hansen said.

Details about the woman, including her age, have not been released.

Officers added there does not appear to be a continued risk to the community.

Anyone with information is asked to call the department or to remain anonymous, contact Crimeline at 1-800-423-8477.

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