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Sandra Hawk: Martin County Sheriff's Office ID's body found in cane field; death ruled suicide

Posted at 11:08 AM, Dec 06, 2017
and last updated 2017-12-08 14:33:40-05

UPDATE: The Martin County Sheriff's Office says that the body found in western Indiantown on Tuesday has been identified as Sandra Hawk, 56, of Wellington.

Her death has been ruled a suicide, the sheriff's office says. Her family has been notified.


The Martin County Sheriff’s Office said a woman's body was found in a remote cane field Tuesday afternoon.

Spokeswoman Christine Weiss said the body was found along 15046 SW Connors Hwy at 2:12 p.m.

The woman's name has not been released. The cause of death will be determined once an autopsy is complete.

Weiss said although the mailing address of this area in Okeechobee, the scene falls within Martin County’s jurisdiction.