• Deputies: Man's body found near burning vehicle in The Villages

    By: Jason Kelly


    SUMTER COUNTY, Fla. - The body of a 29-year-old Leesburg man was found Sunday evening near a burning car in The Villages development, the Sumter County Sheriff’s Office said.

    Firefighters were called shortly before 6:15 p.m. to a vehicle fire at Northeast 102nd Road near East County Road 466 and Northeast 90th Street, Sheriff's Office spokeswoman Michelle Keszey said.

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    Joel Aaron Curry's body was found "some feet away" from a torched 2011 Ford Focus, Keszey said.

    "It was determined that (Curry) was the victim of homicidal violence," Keszey said.

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    No other details were given.

    Anyone who saw something suspicious is asked to call the Sheriff's Office at 352-793-2621 or Crimeline at 800-423-8477.

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