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).