Remains Found In Blackwater State Forest Identified As Missing Teen

April 1, 2021

Human remains were found in the Blackwater River State Forest on Sunday have been identified as a missing 14-year old boy from Pace, according to the Santa Rosa County Sheriff’s Office.. The death is being investigated as a homicide.

Cody Walker was reported missing on March 19 after last being seen on March 14.

On Sunday, an individual passing through the area located what appeared to be skeletal remains in a wooded area off Sandy Forest Road, south of the intersection of Highway 4 and Munson Highway.

“At this time, all indicators are leading Major Crimes Detectives to suspect this death was a homicide,” Sgt. Rich Aloy, SRSO public information officer, said. “The remains were taken to the Medical Examiner’s Office for autopsy/”

“The exact cause of death remains under investigation,” he said.

Anyone with information related to this case is asked to contact the Santa Rosa County Sheriff’s Office at (850) 983-1190. Anyone wishing to provide information while remaining anonymous can contact Santa Rosa County Crime Stoppers at SRCCS. COM or (850) 437-STOP.


20 Responses to “Remains Found In Blackwater State Forest Identified As Missing Teen”

  1. Dianna on April 5th, 2021 9:49 pm

    This case has bothered me.
    I cannot imagine why a 14 year old child had his life taken away. whoever did this I hope you are found soon. Shame on you and
    this heartless murder.

  2. Chris on April 5th, 2021 5:19 pm

    Live by the sword…

  3. Jr on April 4th, 2021 6:47 pm

    @ Just Me and Dwayne. First of all I never insinuated anything as far as LOCAL people when I said shady. Go back and read it again. The tags we saw that day were from Alabama. I know way too many people up that way and I use to hunt just north of the store and stayed with my good friend off Greene Road. Sorry y’all got your feelings hurt due to not understanding or having the ability to read what was written. The people we saw that day “don’t belong” in that area as we all came to the conclusion that day…seemed they were dumping trash and caught one looking in the windows of a truck in our party…read what I wrote again if you can…

  4. Just Me on April 4th, 2021 3:59 pm

    @ Dwayne…Thanks for your comment to JR.He really don’t have a clue what he is talking about just because we live out here in the woods don’t make us “shady”or even how we might live our life’s shows no signs of being “shady”…I wish one of us “shady” people could have been near this killer when he did this….JR would probably have a different opinion about us…..Thanks again

  5. Dwayne on April 3rd, 2021 9:57 pm

    Jr, you are the Outsider. I assure you, had it been one of the “shady” locals, that body would have never been found. We know too many gator holes, and hog infested swamps to let a body be found.
    That’s why he was just dumped off. Whoever done this knows what would happen to them had they been caught by a “shady” local. Jr, mind your words, one of these “shady” locals is a Marine Combat Veteran. Jr, you are an outsider trying to instigate crap with the wrong folks.

  6. Dwayne on April 3rd, 2021 9:50 pm

    Cold water Creek Bridge on Highway 4 is loaded with gang graffiti. 5 pointed crowns are drawn on the pilings under the bridge. This place is used by locals and tourists alike, yet no one has noticed the gangster disciples logo. I bet the gang activities there are related to this murder. Furthermore, if these city scumbags keep doing what they are doing, we locals will take matter into our own hands. The gang activities here are very unappreciated.

  7. RC on April 2nd, 2021 8:52 pm

    @ Shameful- Not necessarily a bad home life. Sometimes kids in a good home environment just go crazy and do things you’d never in a million years think they’d do. Climbing out windows and disappearing is not uncommon. I say this from experience. You or I have no idea how this child was living. He may have been caught up in drugs or who knows what. It’s a living hell dealing with this type situation. I hope whoever did this is brought to justice and I hope the family finds peace.

  8. Shameful on April 2nd, 2021 6:11 pm

    This story is absolutely upsetting to me. What could a 14 year old child do so terribly wrong that costs him his life? After reading the Klaas Kids missing post, this CHILD has tattoos. He was missing how many days before being reported. Again, he’s a child. Why would someone that he was in the care of not immediately report it unless his home life was very unstable? I cannot wrap my head around this. There was no reason for a child of this age to lose his life except a poor home life in this case.

  9. Hillbilly on April 2nd, 2021 12:31 pm

    @ James Sherlock Holmes. Maybe this clue will help you out.
    Cody Carl Walker was last seen on Sunday, March 14, 2021. He was then reported missing on Friday, March 19, 2021. His remains were located near Sandy Forest Road and Charlie Foster Road in Munson on March 28, 2021.

  10. ELW on April 2nd, 2021 9:58 am

    Please know that a lot families are praying for this young man’s family and friends. He will live forever in their hearts and minds. His memory and the good times will come to you at times you least expect it.

  11. James on April 2nd, 2021 7:01 am

    The reporting of skeletal remains implies the body has been exposed for quite some time. Was the teen reported missing this year or 2020? Even considering animal activity, two weeks is not nearly enough time, especially during this time of the year, for a human body to decompose to the skeletal state.

  12. James on April 2nd, 2021 6:58 am

    @JR Wake-up! There are “shady” people everywhere. Doesn’t matter if it’s in a rural forest community, an urban center, or a suburban neighborhood. It’s more likely the body was dumped by someone from the Milton/Pace area; a “shady” local would likely have enough knowledge of the area to ensure no one would find evidence if they committed such a misdeed.

  13. Mary Baldwin on April 1st, 2021 9:13 pm

    Last seen March 14 and reported missing match 19????? Why did 5 days go by makes no sense just so Damn sad

  14. MtnDewey on April 1st, 2021 5:44 pm

    so sad and tragic. lawlessness is being proven true as scriptures state it will be. the love of many will grow cold. evil is rampant in the world. I pray God blesses the family and His peace abounds.

  15. Tonda on April 1st, 2021 3:31 pm

    This is so sad and I hope who ever done this gets whats coming to them.My prayers going out to the family and I pray justice will be done.Praying for all.

  16. Melissa Lynn on April 1st, 2021 1:36 pm

    Sending prayers to the family who lost this young life. He is gone too soon, but never forgotten. This is so sad.

  17. ROBERT on April 1st, 2021 1:34 pm

    Getting closure is a myth…When a loved one is taken it is a life long pain that never is closed. Hopefully his family will find peace to finally know where he is and they will one day find justice.

  18. Stacy Williams on April 1st, 2021 1:27 pm

    Sweet Cody, I will remember your sweet smile.always. heaven is lucky to have you

  19. Jr on April 1st, 2021 6:37 am

    I hope this can bring whoever did this to justice and I pray for the family of the deceased. Years ago I was scouting this area to hunt and ran across several “shady” people on that little road that cuts through there(if this is same patch of woods).

  20. William L on March 31st, 2021 4:27 pm

    Glad a family will finally have their loved one back. Hopefully, they will be able to help this family have closure and justice.

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