TAMPA, Fla. (WFLA) — Tampa police have released the identity of the person whose remains were found in McKay Bay last week.
Police said the remains belong to Stephanie Crone-Overholts. Her death has been ruled a homicide, according to the medical examiner.
Public records show her most recent known address was in Lutz, Florida.
Crone-Overholts’ remains were first found near the 22nd Street Causeway Bridge on Nov. 11 when fishermen spotted what appeared to be a human leg floating in the water. Police later confirmed that the body part they found was from a person.
The following day, more body parts were found by witnesses in the same area.
“I saw what looked like a lump of dead fish at first, but as it floated closer to me it started to resolve into what looks like the lower half of a human leg,” said fisherman Stuart Welch, who called police after he spotted the limb around 15 feet into the water.
At the time, the only identifying characteristic officers had was a tattoo on Crone-Overholts’ lower right calf. The tattoo was of three hearts surrounded by ribbons with the names Sean, Greg, and Zach.
Earlier this week, police made an additional discovery after locating a silver Elantra believed to be connected to the situation, although they have not yet said what connection the vehicle has to Crone-Overholts’ death.
Tampa police have not arrested or identified potential suspects in this case. The investigation is still underway.