Details of Disappearance Woodard disappeared from Lakeland, Florida on April 14, 1975. In March 1977, his remains were found in a wooded area near County Road 467 and southeast 145th Street in Marion County, Florida. He had been shot to death and his death was ruled a homicide, but he remained unidentified. It wasn't until June 2016, nearly forty years later, that he was identified. Woodard's murder is under investigation.