Burned Bodies Identified as Winter Park High School Students Nicholas Presha & Jeremy Stewart On Cady Way Trail

[Update: 4-19-12 3:36pm] According to new reports, the two Winter Park High School teenagers were killed execution style with a bullet to the back of the head and were bound and gagged before being set on fire. It is being linked to a marijuana and drug debt of $500 and that at least one of the killers has already left the country.

Student who knew the two said they never knew the teenagers to use drugs.


Winter Park, Fla. -

Orange County investigators have identified the two bodies found burned on Cady Way Trail as Winter Park High School students Nicholas Presha, 16, and Nicholas Stewart, 18.

On Sunday morning two bicyclists riding on the Cady Way Trail on east Orange County discovered the two bodies smoldering and called 911. Emergency crews found the bodies smoldering and already dead. They were located between Forsyth Rd and Goldenrod Rd near a trail bridge.

Investigators say one of the victims is the son of a former Captain with the Orange County Sheriffs Department and now a prosecutor in Winter Park and that they have some leads and are vigorously looking for suspects. They also said they expect to make an arrest soon but did not give further details.

As details of the news spread, some speculated it had something to do with a case the former captain was involved in.

The two were best friends for several years say friends and classmates who said they were never seen apart.

Winter Park High School has cancelled the FCAT testing that was set for next week and have brought in grief counselors.

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