NEW PORT RICHEY
Authorities have released the name of a 71-year-old man found dead in a pond Sunday morning.
Joseph Garcia was found in a pond near his home at 4440 Devon Drive in Millpond Estates in New Port Richey a little after 7 a.m.
Kevin Doll, spokesman for the Pasco County Sheriff's Office, said Garcia had a history of being confused and forgetful. Investigators are waiting for the Medical Examiner's office to determine cause of death, though Doll said "at this point, it looks like a drowning."
Doll said Garcia's wife woke at 1:30 a.m. and noticed he wasn't in bed, but thought he might have been puttering around in the garage, as he often did. Garcia's son found him in the pond Sunday morning.