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Pasco man, 24, found dead in home

HOLIDAY — Pasco authorities are investigating the suspicious death of a 24-year-old man who was found dead on Wednesday at his home.

Family members found V.L. "Vince" Santoro's body about 1:30 p.m. at 3626 Brompton Drive in Holiday Lake Estates.

His cause of death is unknown. An autopsy will be conducted by the medical examiner today.

The sheriff's office did not release many details about Santoro or the circumstances surrounding his death.

Records show Santoro was no stranger to the law. He has faced various charges for drug possession and DUI, dating back to 2002.

On Wednesday, forensic trucks and sheriff's deputies crowded the intersection of Brompton and Classic drives while detectives conducted interviews in the afternoon heat.

Neighbors like De Krommydas, 51, stood on the sidewalk near the intersection, looking for answers.

When Krommydas got home from work about 3:30 p.m., she thought there had been a car accident. She said she's lived in her house on Classic Drive for eight years, and feels safe in the residential area.

"It's a quiet neighborhood," she said. "I've never had any problems."

Steven Hommen, 45, who was driving to his Brompton Drive home on Wednesday, slowed down to look at the scene.

"This neighborhood has gotten worse," he said. "It's outsiders and young kids."

Hommen paused.

"I just hope everybody's all right. Man."

Camille C. Spencer can be reached at or (727) 869-6229.

Pasco man, 24, found dead in home 09/17/08 [Last modified: Wednesday, September 24, 2008 3:18pm]
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