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$10K reward offered after suspicious death of couple at senior living community in Mount Dora

MOUNT DORA, Fla. — Police are trying to figure out who is responsible for the murders of a husband and wife in a senior living community.

On Saturday, officers responded to a report of potentially suspicious activity in Waterman Village in Mount Dora.

When officers arrived at the scene, they found a deceased man and woman. Police have not released the cause of death.


During a press conference on Sunday Interim Police Chief Mike Gibson said the two people that died were a husband and wife in their 80s.

Police are calling their deaths suspicious and are investigating this as a homicide but have not released much other information.

On Monday, the chief held a community meeting but didn’t give any new information on this homicide.

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Gibson said if anyone saw anything suspicious between Dec. 30-31 to reach out to the police.

Gibson also said there is a $10,000 reward for information leading to an arrest in the death of the 83-year-old man and 80-year-old woman.

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The chief would not answer any questions regarding what time the couple was killed, how it happened, or if they have any suspects.

The chief said a private security team will be in the area Tuesday to do a review and law enforcement will be checking for any areas that need to be secured.

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