Lacking Florida Girl’s Physique Present in Yard Septic Tank and Her Handyman Charged – NBC Bay Space

The body of a Florida woman was found by deputies in a septic tank in her backyard and her handyman was accused of killing her, authorities said Saturday.

Investigators in Jensen Beach, Fla., found a body believed to be that of Cynthia Cole, who was submerged four feet underground in the septic tank after hours of excavating her backyard late Friday, the sheriff’s office said. Martin County Bureau in a Facebook post.

Credit: MCSO – Cynthia Cole

Shortly after finding the body, deputies arrested their handyman, Keoki Hilo Demich, who was charged with second-degree murder. Cole, 57, has been missing for more than a week.

No further information was given. Jensen Beach is nearly 50 miles north of West Palm Beach.

“There are elements in this case that are still under investigation,” the post said. “We will update the community with additional information as it becomes available.”

No online court transcript was available for Demich, so it was not known if he had an attorney.

Photo credit: MCSO – Keoki Hilo Demich

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