Woman identified after ‘foul odor' sparks death investigation at Tavares apartment, police say

TAVARES, Fla. — Detectives identified a person Saturday who was found dead Friday inside a Lake County apartment.

Officers said the body of Amery Liampas, 23, was found decomposing in a unit at the Tava Dora apartments, and a man who was taken to a hospital with life-threatening injuries.

Police said they have begun interviewing the man, who neighbors described as Liampas' boyfriend.

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Police said Monday that Liampas had not been seen in seven to 10 days.

They said the man spent "quite some time" with her body.

Police said they were called to the complex after its owner noticed a foul smell coming from the apartment.

Detectives said they are trying to determine what led to Liampas' death.

Officers were wearing gas masks while responding to the scene Friday night.

Hazmat crews from the Lake County Fire Department had to assist crime scene investigators since chemicals were inside.

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