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Human remains found in Pasco; may be of missing writer

WESLEY CHAPEL

Human remains may be those of missing writer

Authorities found human remains Wednesday afternoon off Foamflower Boulevard in the Angus Valley area, and are working to determine if they belong to Stephen Perry, the former writer of the 1980s cartoon series Thundercats. Perry, 56, disappeared last month, and after officers found his abandoned van and a severed arm at a Tampa hotel May 16, Zephyrhills Police began treating the case as a homicide. Perry's Zephyrhills home had been ransacked, authorities said. His two roommates — James and Roxanne Davis — were arrested on unrelated charges and remain in the Pasco County jail. Capt. Robert McKinney said both are persons of interest in the apparent homicide. The Florida Department of Law Enforcement is analyzing the remains, McKinney said.

NEW PORT RICHEY

Man charged with domestic battery

A woman told officers her husband tried to strangle her Wednesday afternoon. "Arrest me," Christopher L. Bukowski, 39, told officers, according to a report. "I did it." The New Port Richey Police Department did not say what caused the argument between the couple, who have been married five years. While the officer gathered paperwork for the investigation, Bukowski said, "I choked her," the report states. "I asked him why he did it and he stated, 'If you were married, you would understand,' " the officer wrote. Bukowski of 6929 McBride Court was arrested and charged with domestic battery by strangulation. He is being held without bail at the Pasco County jail.

COUNTYWIDE

Hospice to host talk on Medicare

HPH Hospice will hold two free presentations this month to help residents understand Medicare coverage, as well as dental care and medication coverage for seniors. Will Whitten, a volunteer counselor with Serving Health Insurance Needs of Elders for the state's Department of Elder Affairs, will be the guest presenter at Navigating the Healthcare Matrix. Presentations will be from 1 to 3 p.m. on June 23 at Trinity Presbyterian Church, 4651 Little Road, New Port Richey; and from 1 to 3 p.m. on June 25 at St. Joseph's Catholic Church social hall, 5316 11th St., Zephyrhills. Preregistration is required by calling HPH at (727) 863-7971 or toll-free 1-800-486-8784.

Correction

The River Ridge 2010 graduating class had 157 honor graduates and 24 Florida Academic Scholar recipients. An article Wednesday gave an incorrect number of honor graduates.

Human remains found in Pasco; may be of missing writer 06/03/10 [Last modified: Thursday, June 3, 2010 8:45pm]
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