The body of a 21-year-old who was last seen alive at a party in an isolated home in August was found in a shallow grave nearby, sheriff's deputies said Wednesday.
The body of Shane Patrick was found in the grave Monday during a police search. Forensic experts finished removing it Tuesday.
Investigators acting on a search warrant found the body on the four-acre property, said Sarasota County Sheriff's Office spokesman Sgt. Chuck Lesaltato.
A statement termed the method of death "homicidal violence." It did not elaborate.
_ Wire reports