Remains of missing Ryan McClellan found in Citrus Co. trash can

Ryan McClellan

CITRUS COUNTY, Fla. (WFLA) — Investigators said the remains found inside a trash can in Homosassa on Saturday were identified as Ryan Michael McClellan.

According to the Citrus County Sheriff’s Office, McClellan, 33, was reported missing Sept. 15.

Investigators said dental records were used to identify the skeletal remains that were found on a wooded lot off American Avocet Pt.

They said the case is an active homicide investigation. McClellan suffered trauma to his upper body.

Investigators said the McClellan has two daughters and that he worked for Halliburton, at one time, and traveled a lot overseas.

Neighbors said the trash can had been left in the area since the week of Sept.11, when Hurricane Irma hit.

Anyone with information on the person(s) who left the trash can or any suspicious people or vehicles seen in the area, should call 352-726-1121 and ask to speak with the on-call major crimes detective. To remain anonymous, call Crime Stoppers at 1-888-ANY-TIPS or go to their website at and you may be eligible for a reward of up to $3,000.

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