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Man found dead by SWAT team in home near Wesley Chapel

WESLEY CHAPEL — A woman is missing, a man is dead and their 5-year-old daughter is in protective custody, Pasco County deputies said Sunday night.

Sheriff's Office deputies went to a home at 27154 Raven Brook Road at 5:31 p.m. for an investigation, the details of which a spokesman would not disclose.

At 7:19 p.m., deputies heard shots fired. They forced their way in and found the girl, the Sheriff's Office said. They took her to safety and called the SWAT team.

The team entered the house at 9:17 p.m. and found a man with an apparent self-inflicted gunshot wound, the Sheriff's Office said. They identified him as 48-year-old Timothy Dean Arnold.

On Sunday night, the girl was in the care of child protection.

Deputies later announced they were seeking information on the whereabouts of a 49-year-old woman living at the home, identified as Linda V. Losacano. She was last seen April 14.

Anyone with information on her whereabouts was asked to call the Sheriff's Office at (727) 844-7711 or (727) 844-7781.

Man found dead by SWAT team in home near Wesley Chapel 05/06/12 [Last modified: Sunday, May 6, 2012 11:31pm]
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