Tuesday, January 26, 2016
The Sarasota County Sheriff’s Office has positively identified the victim whose remains were found in the 100 block of Cattlemen Road in Sarasota last September. At the time, Detectives released photos of personal items found with the remains, which led to information that they may have belonged to a man known as “Chewy.” Detectives identified a possible roommate of “Chewy,” and Deputies recently located him.
With the information provided by his roommate, Detectives were able to identify “Chewy” aka Fernando DeJesus Ramos Velasquez, DOB 6/6/52, also known as Fernando Velasquez, whose last known address was 835 Ponder Avenue, Sarasota, which is within walking distance to where his body was found. Detectives located his medical records, and by comparing these records to the skeletal remains, the District 12 Medical Examiner’s Office in collaboration with Florida Gulf Coast University anthropologists confirmed the victim was Velasquez. The manner or time frame of his death still has not been determined. The investigation is ongoing. Detectives are not aware of any family living locally and are working to locate next of kin. Anyone who knew Velasquez is asked to call Detective Tuck, 941.861.4939.
The dead guy, Fernando Velasquez, had been carrying a Motorola flip phone that had not been turned on since 2008, he also had a 2012 penny in his jeans pocket. The man had healed rib fractures, and the second toe on his left foot also had a healed fracture. He suffered from gout, he was a drinker, and had most of his teeth, with no apparent dental restorations, it appears that “Chewy” aka Fernando DeJesus Ramos Velasquez, DOB 6/6/52,would have been about 56 years old if he died in 2008, he would be 63 years old today but of course he has been dead for a few years.
According to a Sheriff’s Office release: The medical examiner says that the body of Fernando Velasquez found in the 100 block of Cattlemen Road behind L3 Communications on Sept. 16 was about 56 when he died, he was small in stature. He was wearing Wrangler jeans, size 29×30, waist 29 inches inseam 30 inches, he would be about 5′ 7″ tall and about 145 lbs, he had on an alligator skin belt with a distinctive belt buckle, a Gianni Velente Italian leather jacket and heavy Timberland hiking boots, not exactly dressed for the beach.
It is only one mile from 835 Ponder Rd, last known address for “Chewy” aka Fernando DeJesus Ramos Velasquez, to 100 Cattlemen Rd Sarasota where his body was found. There does not appear to be a way to go “cross country” from 835 Ponder Rd to 100 Cattlemen Rd as the whole area around 100 Cattlemen Rd is fenced and there is a active wet marsh that would make it very difficult to traverse and no area of the wire fence along W. Sawgrass road appears to have been bent down for someone to climb over. It appears to me that he was brought in from Cattlemen Rd thru the parking lot of L-4 Communications and his body dumped in the marsh, just my opinion, as I have been all around the area.
Bill Warner Private Investigator Sarasota SEX, CRIME CHEATERS & TERRORISM at http://www.wbipi.com