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Remains Found in Florida Bay Identified As Pennsylvania Mom

Florida police have identified remains found in Tampa’s McKay Bay earlier this month and said they are now working the case as a homicide.

Fishermen found body parts in the bay on November 11 and 12, including a leg with a distinctive tattoo bearing the names Sean, Greg, and Zach, as CrimeOnline previously reported. That tattoo led to the identification of Stephanie Crone-Overholts, who grew up and attended school in Erie, Pennsylvania, according to YourErie.com.

Tampa Police said Crone-Overholts’s most recent address was Lutz, Florida, WFLA reported, about 20 miles north of the bay. Earlier this week, police said they had located a silver Hyundai Elantra they believed was connected to the case, although they didn’t say how. That vehicle had a Pennsylvania license plate.

Police have not said how Crone-Overholts died or whether they have any suspects in her death.

Sean Overholts, the victim’s son, told WFLA that his family is devastated.

“This has been a living nightmare,” he said. “It is unimaginable what she went through. My mother will be deeply missed.”

Police said the case is still under investigation.

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[Featured image: Stephanie Crone-Overholts/Tampa Police Department]