Tavares police investigating local woman’s ‘suspicious’ death

TAVARES, Fla. — The Tavares Police Department is investigating a local woman’s death that they’re describing as “suspicious” in nature.


Lake County Emergency Services responded to the woman’s home on Maplewood Street just after 10 a.m. Wednesday after her roommate called for help. She was pronounced dead soon after they arrived on scene.

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The police department identified her Wednesday as 29-year-old Danielle DeCurtis.

Responding officers said they noticed several “suspicious factors” at the scene, prompting a response by the Tavares Police Department’s Criminal Investigations Division.

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Crime Scene Investigators from the Lake County Sheriff’s Office also responded to help process the scene.

They’re now waiting for the Lake County Medical Examiner’s Office to determine the exact cause and manner of death.

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Anyone with information on the case who would like to speak to an investigator is asked to call the non-emergency line for the Lake County Sheriff’s Office at (352) 343-2101, then press 4.

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