Man faces charges in connection to body of fisherman found in Florida Keys

Deputies need help with murder mystery in Monroe County

By Andrea Torres - Digital Reporter/Producer

Steven Matthew Wolf was arrested in the murder of an unidentified woman in Monroe County.

MONROE COUNTY, Fla. - After a fisherman found a woman's body north of the Vaca Cut Bridge on Wednesday, detectives arrested a man for her murder. He remained in jail on Friday in Key West. 

Detectives noticed the unidentified woman appeared to have been dragged off a walking trail and into a brush. They found parts of a vehicle and linked them to a Dodge conversion van at the Marathon Kmart parking lot hours later.

"Detectives found blood in the van that tested positive as human," Adam Linhardt, Monroe County Sheriff's Office spokesman said in a statement.

Monroe County Sheriff's Office deputies identified the driver of the van as Steven M. Wolf. The 58-year-old construction worker was being held without bond on second-degree murder and felony evidence destroying. 

Monroe County deputies search for witnesses who might have seen this van Tuesday in Florida Keys.

Sheriff Rick Ramsay said in a statement shared on Facebook that there is no pending threat to the public. 

"This is a very sad case that began while most residents were enjoying time with their families and friends for Thanksgiving," Ramsay said.

The murder of the woman, between the ages of 50 and 60 years old, remains under investigation. Detectives have yet to identify her to notify her family. 

"How the victim died and whether she was sexually assaulted also remains part of the ongoing investigation," Lindhart wrote. 

Detectives were asking anyone with information about the case to call the Florida Keys Crime Stoppers at 1-866-471-8477. They are hoping to find someone who might have seen Wolf in the area between 9 a.m. to 6 p.m., Tuesday. 

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