CRESCENT CITY, Fla. — The Putnam County Sheriff's Office says human remains found in Crescent City Saturday morning were discovered during its investigation into the disappearance of a 20-year-old woman.
The remains were found in a wooded area near a farm along County Road 308.
At this time, the human remains are unidentified and investigators have not determined the sex of the person, the sheriff's office said during a press conference Saturday afternoon.
Authorities will not be able to give a positive identification of the remains until an autopsy is completed next week.
Deputies are still searching for Nyeisha Nelson who was last known to be safe on Feb. 11.
Nelson was initially reported missing by her family Wednesday afternoon after she had not been seen for several days, deputies said.
Putnam County authorities found Nelson's car in a wooded area on a road in Fruitland Thursday. The remains were discovered about four to five miles away, deputies said.
According to family members, Nelson picked up her daughter on Feb. 10 and took the child to school the next morning.
Deputies say a neighbor reported seeing Nelson in the yard of her home on Ohio Street before leaving in her 2008 grey Honda Accord.
No suspects have been identified in connection with this case and detectives said they are currently interviewing everyone that knew Nelson.
The 20-year-old was last seen wearing a white t-shirt, grey shorts and carrying a purse.
Deputies are urging anyone who may have seen Nelson or her car specifically between Feb. 11- 17, to come forward with any information you might have.
Please contact CrimeStoppers of NE Florida at 1-888-277-8477 or the sheriff's office at (386) 329-0800. You can also download the P3 app. Tips are anonymous.
Watch the full press conference below:
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The Putnam County Sheriff's Office reported human remains were found along County Road 308 in Crescent City.
The remains were found in a wooded area near a farm, the sheriff's office told First Coast News.
The Putnam County Sheriff's Office said on social media they will hold a press conference regarding Nyeisha Nelson at 4:20 p.m. Saturday, however, it is not confirmed if hers was the body found. Nelson has been missing for more than a week.
There is a heavy law enforcement presence on the scene at this time.
First Coast News has a crew headed to the scene and will stream the press conference live.
First Coast News will update this story as more information becomes available.