2 Florida women confess to burying father's body in yard, authorities say

Detectives receives tip 94-year-old man's body buried on property in September


EUSTIS, Fla. – Two daughters of a man who was reported missing in July have confessed to burying their elderly father's body in his yard, the Lake County Sheriff’s Office said.

The women, Sarah and Susan Kort, told authorities that they panicked when they discovered their father dead after they arrived at his home.

Melvin Kort, 94, was reported missing in July by a relative who lives out of state.

Investigators said the women told them that the Kort died of what appeared to be a stroke or heart attack four or five years ago.

Deputies received a tip that a body might be buried on the property at Parkcrest Drive in September.

The remains were found at a home located at Parkcrest Drive in Eustis. 

Investigators said the autopsy did not show any signs of blunt trauma.

The cause of death is undetermined. The case has been turned over to the state attorney's office for consideration.