CHARLOTTE COUNTY, Fla. – Human remains discovered in Babcock Ranch on May 6 have been identified as Edward R. Gerdom, according to the Charlotte County Sheriff’s Office.
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Gerdom was a resident of North Fort Myers and he’d been missing since January 29, 2021. He was last seen by his family when he was dropped off at Lee Memorial Hospital in Fort Myers for care.
Investigators said Gerdom checked out of the hospital against medical recommendations and had not heard from him since.
The remains were discovered on the east side of the Curry Creek Wildlife Preserve in Babcock Ranch.
According to the Charlotte County Sheriff’s Office (CCSO), a land development company found the skeletal remains while maintaining the preserve area.
Detectives worked with the Medical Examiner and utilized dental records to help identify the remains.
Currently, there are no signs of foul play and the investigation is ongoing.