Search For Body Continues

In April, 2019, the Okeechobee County Sheriff’s Office (OCSO) received information regarding the possible location of the body of Robin Flynn.  Ms. Flynn was reported missing in December of 1998.

Once the location was identified, OCSO received permission from the current landowner to examine the property. An abandoned septic tank was found on the property and subsequently pumped out but no human remains were found.

In May, 2019, cadaver dogs from the Peace River K9 Rescue Association were utilized at the location and the dogs identified an area of interest.

Due to the area being heavily overgrown, a team of OCSO members cleared the area on the property by hand, followed by the use of a front end loader to help clear the area.

Once the area was cleared, a team from the Sarasota County Sheriff’s Office Crime Scene Unit came to the location and utilized their Ground Penetrating Radar GPR) on the area. The Peace River Rescue cadaver dogs were then brought back and again showed an area of interest.

In September, 2019, teams from the Florida Department of Law Enforcement (FDLE) Crime Lab in Fort Myers, Florida, the Anthropology Department at Florida Gulf Coast University, and OCSO conducted a two (2) day excavation of the area. Unfortunately no human remains were located.

In October, 2019, a team from OCSO conducted further examination at the location with an excavator, however no human remains were located.

Sheriff Noel E. Stephen stated, “We’d like to thank all of those involved including Peace River K9 Rescue Association, Sarasota County Sheriff’s Office Crime Scene Unit, FDLE Crime Lab, the Anthropology Department at Florida Gulf Coast University, Austin Septic, Triple E Equipment, and Everglades Farm Equipment.

Although Ms. Flynn has been missing for more than (21) years, the Sheriff’s Office continues to follow up on any leads that may lead to her whereabouts and to give this victim and her family the answers they need and justice they deserve.”

No further information to release at this time, as this is an ongoing investigation.

Detective Dale LaFlam

Michele Bell, PIO