Body Parts Found in Hungryland Preserve Identified
The Medical Examiner has identified the human remains found last week in the Hungryland Preserve as belonging to 42-year old Dustin Davis Mills of St. Lucie County. The Medical Examiner was able to obtain fingerprints from the victim’s hand.
The Martin County Sheriff’s office believes Mills was the victim of a homicide. The body parts identified as Mills’ show evidence of being removed with a sharp instrument.
According to a post on the Sheriff’s Facebook page, Mills served time in prison for multiple crimes including manufacturing, the sale and delivery of marijuana, trafficking in illegal substances, resisting arrest with violence, and battery on law enforcement officer. He was released from the Department of Corrections on February 2020, and has not had a permanent address since his release.
The hand, arm, and part of a leg were located last Thursday along a canal beside a large alligator that was guarding the body parts. Another body part was located about a mile away on the bank of another gator infested canal. On Friday a Florida Fish and Wildlife Officer also found what appeared to be a shallow grave with other human remains.
Anyone with information about Mills or this crime is asked to call the Martin County Sheriff’s Office at 220-7060, or contact the MCSO via a private Facebook message.