Missing Florida woman found dead in septic tank of her home, deputies say

MARTIN COUNTY, Fla. – A Florida woman who was reported missing was found dead in a septic tank at her Jensen Beach home, according to deputies.

The Martin County Sheriff’s Office said Keoki Hilo Demich, 34, was charged with second-degree murder in the death of Cynthia Cole on Friday.

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Detectives dig up backyard of missing Florida woman (Martin County Sheriff’s Office)

Detectives dug up the woman’s backyard on Friday and found her body “submerged in the contents of the tank about 4 feet below ground,” according to the sheriff’s office.

MPs said Demich took over the duties of a craftsman for the woman.

Keoki Hilo Demich (Martin County Sheriff’s Office)

The sheriff’s office announced Wednesday that deputies were looking for Cole, 57. Deputies said she was last seen on February 24 at an event in downtown Jensen Beach.

Cole’s body has not yet been identified by the coroner, but deputies said they have “every reason to believe” it was her.

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