Sunday, February 18, 2018
Public safety

Police investigating suspicious death in Largo

LARGO — Police have identified the woman found dead in her home early Thursday.

Patricia King, 50, had upper body trauma and her death is being investigated as a homicide, said Largo police spokesman Lt. Paul Amodeo.

Officers found King at around 3 a.m. at 1008 10th Ave. NW, east of Clearwater-Largo Road and south of Rosery Road. Police said Thursday "there is no information to support that there is a threat to the community."

Largo police officers, Pinellas County Sheriff's Office crime scene technicians and workers from the Medical Examiner's Office were at the scene Thursday morning. Yellow crime scene tape surrounded the white, 621-square-foot home.

More details on King's death were not released Thursday, but Amodeo said detectives are following leads in the case.

Neighbors said King had moved in last year and was known to bring homeless people into the house.

"She was a troubled soul," said Jerilyn Greene, who lives across the street. "Even though I never spoke to her ever, it was obvious she was troubled."

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