Breaking News:

From the Orange County Sheriff’s Office

Updated 5:15 PM –

The deceased victim has been identified as Elkin DeJesus Ramirez (H/M, DOB 5/14/55). Victim’s next of kin has been notified.

Orange County Fire Rescue responded to Celeste Drive in South Apopka for a medical call for a male. Upon their arrival, they observed trauma to the body and pronounced the victim,  Elkin DeJesus Ramirez, a Hispanic male, 62 years of age deceased. OCFR contacted the Orange County Sheriff’s Office.  Deputies and homicide investigators responded and took over the investigation and are working to determine the circumstances of this homicide.

No other details are known or are being released at this time. As other details are known, The Apopka Voice will update the story.

Anyone with information is asked to call the Orange County Sheriff’s Office at 407-254-7000 or Crime Line at 1-800-423-TIPS.

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The Orange County Fire and Rescue Department responded to an apparent medical call on Celeste Drive in South Apopka this morning between 9-10 AM, but when they arrived they called the Orange County Sheriff’s Office. The man, authorities say, had trauma to his body and had died from his injuries.

Deputies said the man is 62 years old, but his name and manner of death were not released. They also witheld his profession or the type of work he was doing.

A homicide investigation is underway.

“The community can feel safe at this time,” said Orange County Deputy Ingrid Tejada-Monforte. “We do have deputies canvassing the neighborhood and no one is in danger.” She also said deputies are not searching for any suspects or a person of interest in connection with the crime, but would not say if anyone is being questioned or is in custody.

This is a breaking news story, and no other details are known at this time. The Apopka Voice will update this story as more details are known.

The OCSO is asking anyone who may have witnessed the incident between 9 a.m. and 10 a.m. today, or have any details to call Crimeline at 800-423-TIPS (8477).


  1. This is strangest homicide I have ever heard of…..they are going door to door reassuring citizens that no one is in danger, plus deputies are not searching for suspects or a person of interest but would not say if someone is in custody or being questioned? From what I have heard the man was not from this area, but was doing some type of work in the neighborhood and home that he was found in with obvious trauma to his body, and dead. What is going on with this investigation???? Why should the residents not be concerned? There was a killer or killers in their neighborhood, and residents should be told if the killer or killers have been apprehended or not!

  2. Just heard about an Osceola deputy that followed a guy north on Park Av. in Apopka into Froggers near Publix and who jumped out of his vehicle and pulled a gun on the guy and threatened to beat the guy up all because he claimed he was driving too slowly…..wow…..now the cop from Osceola could be in trouble. Also heard about an Ocoee cop who shot a family’s pet Catahoula hound dog that was a senior dog of 11 years old and whose only “crime” was following his owner out of the home to see what the cop was there for. Shot the poor dog in the head….disgusting! Dog wasn’t attacking or anything like that.

  3. I appreciate how you report stories in the community, but what I don’t like is when a story is not corrected and updated when it needs to be. Especially when a person is accussed of wrong doing. I pray they find tje killer or killers. I’m just glad it’s OCSO district and not APD.


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