Marion sheriff’s deputies find human remains inside burned car in Silver Springs

The Marion County Sheriff’s Office (MCSO) is investigating the case of an “abandoned vehicle” in Silver Springs that was destroyed by fire and which also had human remains inside.

On Wednesday, October 12, 2022, at approximately 10 a.m., Marion County Sheriff’s Office (MCSO) deputies responded to the 2000 block of NE 231st Ave. regarding a suspicious vehicle.

When deputies arrived, they located the abandoned vehicle that had been destroyed by fire. Upon further inspection, deputies discovered human remains inside the vehicle.

MCSO Major Crimes detectives responded and began their investigation. Preliminary investigation indicates that the vehicle fire started on Friday, Oct. 7, 2022.

The MCSO is asking anyone who saw anything suspicious in the area or who may have any information that could assist us, to call Detective Danny Pinder at (352) 368-3508. If you wish to remain anonymous, call Crime Stoppers of Marion County at 352-368-STOP and reference 22-60 in your tip. Tips can also be submitted at