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Investigations continue into a trio of separate deaths reported in September.

Those with information about the incidents are being asked to contact the Citrus County Sheriff’s Office at 352-249-2790.

Tipsters can also remain anonymous and become eligible for cash reward by contacting Citrus County Crime Stoppers at 888-269-8477.

Here’s the latest, according to the sheriff’s office on Tuesday, Sept. 21:

ID, cause of death for human remains found in Crystal River yet unknown  

A medical examiner has yet to release an identity or a cause of death for a set of skeletal remains discovered by walker the afternoon of Sept. 8 on the waters edge near the Woodland Estates community in Crystal River.

Sheriff’s office awaits medical examiner’s findings on skeletal remains

Medical examiner confirms death as homicide by gunshot

Marquel Rayquan Murray’s death was ruled by the medical examiner’s office to be a homicide by firearm. 

Sheriff’s office deputies found the Citrus County 20-year-old at around 1 a.m. Sept. 9, suffering from a gunshot wound in the driver’s seat of a white pickup truck parked in woods near the intersection of North Alabaster Drive and East Dearborn Drive in Hernando.

CCSO releases ID of possible homicide victim; detectives ask public for clues

Deputies, who were responding to what was originally reported as a vehicle crash, tried to revive Murray, who was unconscious but later declared him dead at the scene.

Sheriff’s office detectives deemed the shooting to be isolated in nature, but, citing the open case, would not comment on if there’s a possible suspect.

Arrest(s) yet to be made in fatal shooting outside of The Loft

Authorities have yet to make an arrest in the deadly shooting of a man early Sept. 18 on the parking lot of The Loft Bar & Grill off of North Citrus Avenue near Crystal River.

Deputies responded to the gunfire at around 2 a.m. 

Citing ongoing investigations, CCSO mum on fatal shooting; tips still welcome

An ambulance crew transported the man — whose identity has yet to be released — from the scene to then be airlifted for treatment of at least one gunshot wound. He was later pronounced dead. No other injuries were reported.

Contact Chronicle reporter Buster Thompson at 352-564-2916, or visit to see more of his stories.

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