Body found on river identified as from Holt

CRESTVIEW, Fla., April 15, 2022–The body of a man found in trees along the Shoal River off State Road 393 near Dorcas Monday has been identified as 27-year-old Colby Wilcher.

The Okaloosa County Sheriff’s Office is investigating Wilcher’s death as suspicious after an autopsy revealed he had suffered a gunshot wound.


Related:Body found in tree south of Shoal River Bridge


Wilcher had been reported missing out of Holt by a family member in January. The last known post on Wilcher’s Facebook account took place Feb. 9. 

Anyone with information on Wilcher is asked to please call the OCSO at 850-651-7400 or contact Emerald Coast Crime Stoppers at 850-863-TIPS, emeraldcoastcrimestoppers.com or via the P3 Tips mobile application.

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