OKEECHOBEE — Early Monday morning, Jan. 16, deputies with the Okeechobee County Sheriff’s Office discovered a deceased individual in a wooded area off NE 14th Avenue in the Douglas Park subdivision of Okeechobee County.
The deceased’s identity is known; however, the family has enacted Marcy’s Law; therefore, the identity will not be revealed.
The deceased was the victim of a criminal act. The mechanism of death will not be released at this time.
On Friday, June 2, the subsequent follow-up investigation led to arrest warrants being issued charging James Doheny, 40, of Okeechobee for:
• One count of accessory after the fact to first degree murder, FS 782.04, Bond: $250,000.
• One count of destroying/tampering with or tabricating physical evidence, FS 918.13, Bond$10,000.
• One count of mishandling dead human remains, FS 497.386, Bond $5,000.
The investigation is continuing.
Anyone with information about this case is asked to contact Detective Dale R. La Flam at the Okeechobee County Sheriff’s Office at 863-763-3117 Ext. 5032 or the Treasure Coast Crime Stoppers HOTLINE: 1-800-273-8477.