ORLANDO, Fla. -
Orange County sheriff's deputies have identified the bodies that were discovered burning along a popular bike trail as two Winter Park High School students.
Deputies identified the bodies as 16-year-old Nicholas Presha and 18-year-old Jeremy Stewart.
Deputies told Local 6 that Nicholas is the son of Bernie Presha, an investigator for the state attorney's office and longtime former Orange County sheriff's deputy
"One of our retired captains is father of one of the deceased, so it makes it really special and touching," said Sheriff Jerry Demings. "We do have some good leads. We hope to see justice for these deaths in the very near future."
Presha's family told Local 6 they are "doing the best they can to get through this difficult time."
The principal of Winter Park High School left voicemails to parents informing them of the students' deaths on Wednesday.
"This is a tragic loss to our school and our community and we extend our deepest sympathy to the family and friends of the students who have lost their lives," said Principal Tim Smith.
The school will also offer counselors for students grieving. Some students told Local 6 they're still stunned by the deaths of their peers, who were best friends.
"Just finding out like this, I didn't know how to take it. It's so confusing," said student Nora Heyser. "Just try to figure out how to move on and get past the fact the killer is still out and around, and it's scary."
A candlelight vigil is being held in honor of Presha and Stewart Thursday night at 7 p.m. on Cady Way Trail.
The bodies were found around 6:40 a.m. Sunday morning just off Cady Way Trail near Full Sail University.
The Orange County Sheriff's Office on Wednesday also released 911 calls in the case.
"What's your emergency?" a dispatcher asks.
"I can't tell if there is two mannequins or two people burning," the caller said.
"Describe it to me again," the dispatcher said.
"It's either two mannequins or two bodies," the caller replied.
"OK, and nothing is moving or anything?" the dispatcher asked.
"No," the 911 caller said.
Deputies said a charred area near a storage unit at the nearby Sun Bay Apartments complex is somehow related to the deaths.
The causes of death have not been released but people who live nearby say they are fearing a killer is on the loose.
Jasmine Sanchez said her husband heard arguing outside their door between 2 and 3 a.m. Sunday. That's just hours before people found the bodies burning not far away.
"It does worry me because I have a daughter, so how could it not worry me for her safety? What's going to happen to us? What's going to happen to the neighborhood? Nobody feels safe around here anymore. We can't even walk around," Sanchez said.
Residents of the complex said deputies have been asking if anyone heard gunshots early Sunday morning.
Orange County Public Schools said FCAT testing is canceled for Winter Park High School sophomore students on Thursday.