NEW PORT RICHEY — Authorities have identified the 44-year-old man whose body was found Monday evening in a vacant home.
Samuel Martinez Pratts died in a home at 7440 U.S. 19 where officers found the scene "suspicious in nature," according to New Port Richey Police. Pratts' last known address was 7740 Pinehurst Drive in Spring Hill.
Police have not released a cause of death, but said the man had suffered trauma to his body. His death is being investigated as a homicide.
Anyone with information may call the New Port Richey Police Department at (727) 841-4553 and ask for Detective Chris Mellecker or Detective Mike Anderson.