MOUNT DORA, Florida — Police in Lake County are investigating the deaths of a man and a woman in a nursing home communal apartment.
As WFTV reportedOn Dec. 31, officers responded to reports of possible suspicious activity in Mount Dora’s Waterman Village.
When police arrived, they found a dead man and woman.
Authorities have not released a cause of death, but said at a press conference on Sunday that the couple’s death was suspicious and would be investigated as a homicide.
Mount Dora Police said security guards called 911 to report suspicious activity.
WFTV said it had repeatedly asked police if they were looking for suspects and if the community was safe.
Interim Police Chief Mike Gibson said there was no threat to the public, but hesitated to say more.
At a press conference, WFTV spoke to a couple who said they had been through the bizarre circumstances leading up to the murder for days.
Frank and Pat Blair said a woman tried to let them into their home the day before the murders.
“She said, ‘I lost my car keys and I need to call my husband, but I need to charge the phone. Can you come in and charge the phone?'” Frank Blair said. .
Pat said two police officers may be able to identify her by looking at a photo of the three people.
The Blairs told WFTV that police would not tell them if the people in the photos were suspects in the murders or if the woman who tried to break into their home was related to the murders. It says.
Police said they should be able to provide more information on Monday and that they are in contact with the victim’s son but will not release his name until he arrives in town.
This is a developing story and will be updated when more information is released.
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