The animal was discovered April 21 close to the Hendry Correction Institute on private property. The location borders the Big Cypress National Preserve.
The panther may have been dead for as long as a week when it was found.
Several groups have posted a reward totaling more than $15 thousand.
Anyone with information can call FWC’s Wildlife Alert Line at 1-888-404-3922.
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