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Tallahassee police are investigating the discovery of two bodies in separate cases

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Rex Wholster

Tallahassee police say two people were found deceased Friday, and both are believed to be connected to missing persons cases.

The first discovery came around 11 a.m. Police say the body of Christopher Ellis was found at the Miccosukee Greenway in the 4600 block of Miccosukee Rd.

In late April, police announced they were searching for the 26-year-old Ellis as a missing/endangered adult. He was last seen on April 22 in the 1700 block of Hermitage Blvd. His vehicle was found in the 2600 block of Miccosukee Rd. Police say preliminary findings show Ellis’ death is not the result of a criminal act and no foul play is suspected. The case remains active pending a complete autopsy.

TPD is also conducting a death investigation in the 4500 block of Wesley Drive. WCTV reports a body was found early Friday afternoon at a home that once belonged to Avis Anderson and had recently been auctioned off. TPD says Anderson’s family reported her missing on Oct. 13, 2020. She was 58 years old, and neighbors reported last seeing her near her home on Sept. 30, 2020.

Detectives are working with the medical examiner’s office to positively identify the remains and determine the cause of death. They ask anyone who may have any information in this case to call TPD at 850-891-4200 or remain anonymous by calling Crime Stoppers at 850-574-TIPS.

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