BONIFAY - The Holmes County Sheriff's Office has identified a person of interest in connection to the death of 49-year-old Caryville resident Bruce Edward McCullough.
David John Vandebogart, 53, of Caryville, is currently in custody at the Holmes County Jail on other charges of obstruction of justice by intimidating a witness, aggravated battery, and felony battery.
McCullough's body was found by investigators Monday who were conducting a search for McCullough in the area of his home near Bear Hewitt Landing.
McCullough's family reporting him missing Wednesday, October 4.
HCSO, along with Jackson County Sheriff’s Office and Florida Fish and Wildlife Commission, had previously searched the area until Hurricane Nate stalled the efforts.
When the search resumed Monday, HCSO investigators discovered McCullough’s remains approximately a half a mile from his home, on Northwest Florida Water Management District property.
Holmes County Sheriff John Tate states his office is continuing to treat the death as a homicide and that more charges could be forthcoming pending the result of examination of evidence collected, as well as an autopsy by the Medical Examiner's Office scheduled for Wednesday.
"We are continuing to examine the evidence in the case and encourage anyone with any information related to this investigation to contact the sheriff's office," said Sheriff Tate
Vandebogart's bond has been set at $110,000
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