A Haines City woman who had been reported as missing has been found, and looks to have committed suicide, the Polk County Sheriff’s Office has reported.
Yanela Lorente’s body was located Friday morning in a wooded area at the Hilochee Wildlife Management area in Polk County.
On Friday afternoon, the Polk County Sheriff’s office confirmed that the body they found was indeed that of Yanela Lorente. The autopsy that was done determined that Ms. Lorente committed suicide by a self-inflicted gunshot wound.
She was last seen by her boyfriend and their male roommate when she left their home on Cherokee Avenue Sunday afternoon after an argument with her boyfriend over computer games. She was last heard from later that night when she contacted a family member. She was reported missing on Monday, the same day that her car was found along Old Polk City Road.
Family members said they frequently spoke to Yanela, so when they hadn’t heard from as late as Monday, they became very concerned.