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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
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Missing Persons



Case # 2019-05117

Keyonna Denaye Cole was reported missing on 02-13-2019 by her family. Cole was last seen on 02-10-2019 at approximately 11 p.m. in the area of Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard in Brooksville as she was walking toward Broad Street. Cole was the victim of an attempted homicide in October of 2018, which resulted in the homicide of her unborn 5-month-old fetus. Additionally, Cole failed to attend an appointment at the State Attorney's Office on 02-11-19 to discuss a case (Aggravated Battery and Strangulation which was upgraded to Attempted Homicide) in which she was the victim.



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

07/23/2020 Update

Merl Mackey has been arrested and charged with in the death of his wife, missing person, Evelyn "Laverne" 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. On 06-28-18, Mackey pled guilty to 2nd Degree Murder in death of his wife and was sentenced to 10 years in prison. On 07-23-2020, Mackey died in prison. Evelyn Mackey's remains have never been recovered.



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