Date: June 16, 2009
Time: 9:00 PM
Morriston, Florida-On June 16, 2009 an employee with the Division of Forestry was mowing and located a red Ford Explorer abandoned in the Tide Water area off County Road 337. Employee with the Division of Forestry immediately called the Levy County Sheriff's Office when he located a subject lying on the ground unresponsive in the Goethe Forest.
Deputy Joseph Sabbag responded to the scene and confirmed that the male subject was deceased. Through the investigation Deputies learned that the abandoned truck was registered to John Duane Green from Hernando County. Green was a wanted fugitive by the US Marshals Service for child pornography. Earlier this morning Green failed to appear in Federal Court and a be on the lookout (BOLO) was issued by the US Marshals Service. In the BOLO it stated that Green was wanted and he is an avid hunter and may possibly be in Levy County armed with a handgun and could have suicidal tendencies.
The decease was positively identified as Mr. Green and he had apparently died from a self inflicted gun shot wound.
John Duane Green
6415 North Flower Terrace