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Brandon bathroom video voyeurism suspect found dead in Punta Gorda

PUNTA GORDA — A Riverview man accused of planting a video camera in a Starbucks bathroom was found dead Sunday morning in a Punta Gorda hotel room, authorities said.

The Charlotte County Sheriff's Office is investigating the death of Eric Efaw, 44, but said foul play is not suspected.

A manager at the Starbucks store inside the Westfield Brandon mall last month discovered a camera in the unisex restroom and called authorities.

Hillsborough County deputies reviewed the images and found their suspect. He apparently had left the camera on beforehand and it captured images of him and his license plate.

Deputies arrested Efaw on Wednesday on a voyeurism charge. Records show Efaw was released Thursday from Hillsborough County jail on $10,000 bail.

The Hillsborough Sheriff's Office said he admitted placing the camera in the restroom and had done so about six or seven times over the past two months. Jail records show Efaw was a self-employed Web designer.

Brandon bathroom video voyeurism suspect found dead in Punta Gorda 06/12/11 [Last modified: Sunday, June 12, 2011 2:06pm]
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