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September 12, 2017 2:00 pm

Ofc. Evan Doyle
Community Relations and Public Information Officer
Case# 170008197 and 170008199                                 


Shortly after 12:00 a.m. on 09/10/17, the Port Orange Police Department located an unattended vehicle at the boat ramp in the 90 block of Dunlawton Ave. A wallet and set of keys belonging to the registered owner, Richard Dorfner (10/7/1932), were located inside the vehicle. Upon contacting the family and notifying them of the circumstances, Dorfner was entered by POPD as a missing person. 

At approximately 7:00 a.m. on 09/10/17, POPD responded to the report of a body found floating in the river. The deceased was later identified as Dorfner and at this time there are no suspicious circumstances surrounding his death.  Dorfner was an avid fisherman and it is believed at this time that he went to see what the river conditions were and accidentally fell into the water where he ultimately succumbed to the inclement conditions.  

The case is currently an open investigation and no further information is being released at this time.


Volusia County Sheriff's Office

Administrative offices: West Volusia 386-736-5961 Daytona Beach 386-254-4689 New Smyrna Beach 386-423-3352

Non-emergency dispatch numbers: DeLand 386-943-8276 Daytona Beach 386-239-8276 New Smyrna Beach 386-409-8276 Osteen 407-323-0151

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