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McKay Bay body identified

Tattoo helped to identify body
Stephanie Crone-Overholts
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Posted at 7:25 PM, Nov 11, 2021

Update: The body found in McKay Bay has been identified as Stephanie Crone-Overholts. The family has given permission to use a photo of Crone-Overholts.
ABC Action News is choosing to share the photo in case it helps with information leading to an arrest. The Medical Examiner has ruled the case a homicide.


Stuart Welch's fishing trip Friday ended with him talking to Tampa police.

"[It] looked like a possible dead fish when I first saw it, it was a good bit aways from me," he said.

That's because that pile of dead fish turned out to be something else.

"I watched it float by me when I realized it looked like part of a human leg," he said.

His gruesome discovery comes less than a day after Tampa police say another human body part was found in McKay Bay.

"I thought, 'Oh god, not again, not another one,'" said Welch.

TPD says they don't know the name, age, race, or gender of the person these body parts belong to.

But they say it's likely that someone out there is looking for them, so officers are double-checking missing persons reports.

"We've got to remember that this is somebody's loved one. That's somebody's family member," said Interim Police Chief, Ruben Delgado.

And police say you can also help them answer some of their questions, by taking a good look at the picture below.

McKay Bay Body Tatto.jpg

The victim had a tattoo located just beneath the lower right calf. Police ask that if anyone recognizes the tattoo they contact the non-emergency line at 813-231-6130
or contact Crime Stoppers of Tampa Bay at 1.800.873.TIPS

As crews work around the clock to get to the bottom of this investigation, Welch says he's thinking twice about his fishing spot.

"Knowing that a second body part has been found in two days, less than a mile from my house is disconcerting, to say the least," he said.

Police on Monday released a photo of a car that may have been involved in the incident. Detectives were looking for a 2008 silver Hyundai Elantra with the Pennsylvania tag# HDE6564.


Tampa police said while no one has been identified, investigators believe the car may be involved in the case. On Tuesday, police said the car was located.

This is still an ongoing investigation.