Thursday, December 4, 2014

Update - Melvin Persenaire Investigation

December 4, 2014

The vehicle owned by Melvin Persenarie on the day he disappeared has been located. The car was spotted by Gainesville Police Department and Alachua County Sheriff’s Office Joint Aviation Unit today at approximately 2 pm on an unimproved road south of SR 24, just outside the Town of Bronson. The vehicle was stuck in deep sand and appeared to have been abandoned by a single occupant.

Investigators have also been given the preliminary autopsy findings by the 8th Circuit Medical Examiners Office. Mr. Persenaire did succumb to death by natural causes. No foul play is suspected.

This is a truly sorrowful event for the family and our community. “Sarge” as he was known by friend and co-workers will be missed. The LCSO wishes to express our condolences to the family.

LCSO wishes to thank the Gainesville Police Department, Alachua County Sheriff’s Office, Florida Wildlife Conservation Commission officers and the combined Aviation Unit for all of their assistance in this investigation.


Lt. Scott Tummond
Criminal Investigations Division
Levy County Sheriff's Office
(352) 486-5111
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