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Detectives Investigating Death Reported In Osteen Area

Date Added: April 20, 2021 10:42 pm

Andrew Gant
Office of Public Affairs & Media Relations


Volusia sheriff's detectives are investigating the circumstances of a death that was discovered Tuesday evening in the Osteen area.

The body of a deceased female was discovered around 7 p.m. by a witness on a trail off Osteen Maytown Road, in the area of Azalea Lane.

The investigation is active. No further information is available for release at this early stage, but updates will be provided as the investigation continues.

Update #1 (Wednesday afternoon, April 21): Members of the Volusia Sheriff’s Office are on the scene of a shooting incident in Sanford involving a suspect vehicle in last night’s death investigation in Osteen.

Volusia deputies were not involved in the shooting, but are assisting in the investigation.

The Volusia death investigation is continuing, and proceeded throughout the night and into this morning. The female victim was discovered by a passerby along the trail off Osteen Maytown Road, and had multiple stab wounds. Her identity has not been released at this time. The investigation into her death led to the identification of the suspect vehicle, which was spotted in Seminole County today, leading to the incident that just occurred.

Sheriff Mike Chitwood will be available to provide a briefing to the news media around 3:15 at our administrative office (123 W. Indiana Ave., DeLand). Note: Sheriff Chitwood will discuss the Volusia aspect of these events; for more information on what transpired in Seminole County, please stand by for updates from SCSO.

Update #2 (Wednesday evening, April 21): The victim in this case was Amy Desiree Layne Humphries, 28, of Orange City.

A news media briefing with Sheriff Mike Chitwood was held Wednesday afternoon. The full video is below:

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