Human remains found on Dale Mabry Highway identified as missing man

Hillsborough County

TAMPA (WFLA) – UPDATE: Deputies have been able to identify the human remains discovered Saturday off of N Dale Mabry Highway as a man who went missing almost one year ago.

According to Hillsborough County deputies, 60-year-old Victor Torres was reported missing by his family on July 9, 2018, when a relative couldn’t find him when trying to pick him up from a doctor’s appointment near Dale Mabry and N Village Drive.

Hillsborough County Sheriff’s Office

Torres’ remains were found in a watery ditch by a worker Saturday in the area of N Dale Mabry Highway and Ehrlich Road.

Deputies say foul play does not appear to be a factor in his death at this time. His remains are currently being examined further at the University of South Florida.


ORIGINAL STORY: Decomposed human remains have been located this morning in a ditch near Dale Mabry Highway.

Around 10 a.m., a worker in the area of Dale Mabry Highway and Ehrlich Road called 911 in reference to decomposed remains found in a watery ditch.

This is an ongoing investigation and deputies are actively investigating. 

Stick with WFLA for updates.  

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