Tuesday, February 20, 2018
Public safety

Pasco deputies investigating two deaths near New Port Richey

NEW PORT RICHEY — Pasco County sheriff's deputies were investigating two suspicious deaths Sunday.

First, fire crews were called out at 1:44 a.m. to Joyner Avenue and Helena Street in the Moon Lake Estates area. There, they discovered a burning car had a body inside.

Then at 1:36 p.m., about 7 miles to the south, deputies received a call about the body of a man being found near a picnic table at the Jay B. Starkey Wilderness Park at 10500 Wilderness Park Blvd.

The Pasco Sheriff's Office has not released any other information about the deaths, including the manner of the deaths or the identities of the deceased.

Investigators also have not indicated whether the cases are related.

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