The decedent has been identified by fingerprints as Veronica Witcher 43, of Lake City. The cause of death is still undetermined pending examination by the medical examiner in Jacksonville Florida.
On Saturday, February 7 at 1:09 pm, Columbia County Sheriff’s Office deputies were dispatched to 187 NW Joland Way to investigate a possible homicide.
On Thursday, January 29, Columbia County Sheriff Mark Hunter recognized a local resident for his service to the Florida Sheriff’s Association.
On Monday, January 26, Sheriff Mark Hunter visited a kindergarten class at Eastside Elementary School to read to the students.
On Wednesday, January 21, in a ceremony attended by friends, family and Sheriff Office personnel, Sheriff Mark Hunter swore in two new members of the Citizen Service Unit.