Florida police fear a serial killer is on the loose after three teens are shot dead: A girl is found in a dumpster, another dies inside a submerged car, and a boy is discovered on the side of the road.
- Police found two 16-year-old girls and a 17-year-old boy in Oklahoma, Florida – about 60 miles northwest of Orlando.
- Lily Silvernail, 16, was discovered still alive Thursday night, with a shot in the head: Her life support has now been turned off
- The 17-year-old boy was found hours later several miles down the road, and the second teenage girl was found Saturday inside a submerged Silvernail.
Police in Florida are searching for a possible triple homicide suspect after three teens were found dead or dying alongside a North Orlando road.
The two 16-year-old girls and a 17-year-old boy were discovered near Ocklawaha, about 60 miles northwest of Orlando.
Lily Silvernail, 16, was still alive when she was found Thursday night with a gunshot wound to the head and left in a dumpster near Forest Lakes Park, WCJB mentioned.
Her family has since been told she is brain dead, and will be taken off life support, according to a GoFundMe page set up to support them.
The second victim, an unnamed 17-year-old boy, was found Friday morning less than a mile away, shot dead at the side of the road.
The third victim, another 16-year-old girl, was found Saturday shot dead inside a Silvernail car, which was partially submerged in a lake.
Lila Silvernail, 16, was found Thursday with a gunshot wound to the head and left in a dumpster, but is still alive. She has since died, and police have found two more teenage victims — a 17-year-old boy, another 16-year-old girl — who they believe are related.
Silvernail was found, still alive, inside this Florida dumpster
Sheriff Billy Woods said in a video statement posted to Facebook that his team is investigating how the trio were linked.
“My major crime detectives are working 24/7 to continue investigating the homicides and diligently tracing every possible lead,” he said.
“The families of these three teens have devastated us, and we are committed to bringing to justice whoever is responsible for these atrocities.”
Woods also asked anyone with any information to come forward.
He also warned against believing the circulating rumors, pointing out that the news of the fourth victim was not true.
“I know this is a very close community and many of you are very concerned,” he said.
“Someone out there knows something. We want you to have honest information, not rumours.”
Marion County Sheriff Billy Woods pleaded for information to find the killer or killers
Silvernail was described by her friends and relatives as a talented softball player.
Silvernail’s family decided to donate their organs “so that they can help others in the aftermath of this tragedy,” the Girl’s Softball Association wrote on its fundraising page.
They said, “She is the definition of a team player and an amazing athlete.”
She loved softball, was a great pitcher and could play any position her team needed. She leveled up all of her teammates!
“She was taken from us too soon and we will miss her very much.”