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Body found on road in St. Lucie County identified as 23-year-old Tania Esther Wise

Posted: 2:22 PM, Aug 24, 2018
Updated: 2018-08-24 23:28:53-04
Body found on road in St. Lucie County identified as 23-year-old Tania Esther Wise
Body found on road in St. Lucie County identified as 23-year-old Tania Esther Wise

UPDATE: The body found in a ditch in St. Lucie County Friday morning has been identified as 23-year-old Tania Esther Wise of Port St. Lucie. 

Anyone with information regarding Tania's last few days that might assist detectives is asked to call 772-462-3230 or Treasure Coast Crime Stoppers at 1-800-273-8477.

EARLIER STORY:

The St. Lucie County Sheriff's Office is investigating the discovery of a body.

A passerby found the body shortly before 11 a.m. Friday, the sheriff's office said.

The sheriff said the body was in a ditch just east of Johnston Road on Russos Road.

"We're trying to determine the cause of death as well as who this person is," Sheriff Ken Mascara said in a Facebook post.

It's not clear how the person died.

The sheriff is asking anyone in the area who knows of a person who has not returned home or is missing to call 911 or detectives at 462.3230.