Remains those of missing Jacksonville man

Dwight Martin
Dwight Martin

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. – Human remains found Tuesday in Satsuma have been identified as those of a missing 26-year-old Jacksonville man.

Three men had previously been charged with murder in the death of Dwight Martin, who was presumed dead.

Martin went missing sometime between Nov. 18-19, Jacksonville police said.

Investigators said evidence found in his rental car, along with statements from the three suspects, led them to believe he was dead.

Jonathan and Joshua Nibbelink, both 33, and Gary Shepersky, 18, are charged with murder in what police called a drug deal gone bad.

A Satsuma resident found adult human skeletal remains in a wooded area Tuesday afternoon, and Putnam County detectives determined it was a homicide.

The man was riding an ATV with a friend when he drove up on the remains in the Hoot Owl Ridge neighborhood.