Hernando County Sheriff's Office
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Missing Persons

The information below pertains to some of Hernando County's unsolved major cases. If you have any information about these cases, you are urged to contact Det. Goerge Loydgren of the Hernando County Sheriff's Office:

(352) 754-6830 or Toll Free (877) 282-5727
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Missing Persons



Case # 77-05805

Saunders Cloie Rymer (aka Sandra Rymer, Sanders Rymer, Saunders Miller, Saunders Nida) was reported as a missing person on 09-13-1977 by her daughter. She was last seen about 06-20-1977, by her spouse, John D. "J.D." Rymer, while in the area of Catersville, Georgia. After an alleged verbal altercation with her spouse, she was reported to have left her husband to return to Florida. Saunders Rymer has not been heard from since.



Case # 82-03041

11/2/2015 Update

Merl Mackey has been arrested and charged with in the death of his wife, missing person, Evelyn Mackey. A Levy County Grand Jury indicted Merl Mackey for 1st degree murder, resulting in the issuance of a capias for his arrest. Mackey was arrested in New Mexico on 09/18/2015 and charged with 1st degree murder. He was transported to the Levy County jail, where he awaits trial.



Case # 82-06840

Charles Hope, a real estate broker from Hernando Beach, was reported missing on 04-06-1982. He was last seen on 03-31-1982, at a restaurant in Hernando Beach. On 04-06-1982, Mr. Hope's vehicle was found at his real estate office. No one has seen or heard from him since that day.

Unsolved Homicides Skeletal Remains Missing Persons