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Former Gulf High School basketball player victim of homicide

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Tony Rangel was the captain of the Gulf High School basketball team during his senior year. Photo courtesy Gulf High School Tony Rangel was the captain of the Gulf High School basketball team during his senior year. Photo courtesy Gulf High School
The body of Antonio Rangel, 20, was discovered by a passerby just before 8 a.m. on Wednesday The body of Antonio Rangel, 20, was discovered by a passerby just before 8 a.m. on Wednesday
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NEW PORT RICHEY, FL (WFLA) - Pasco County Sheriffs Office detectives say the death of a former high school basketball player is a homicide.

The body of Antonio Rangel, 20, was discovered by a passerby just before 8 a.m. on Wednesday in the Moon Lake neighborhood of  New Port Richey, according to sheriff's office spokesperson Melanie Snow. Rangel's body was found at Moon Lake Road near Caton Road.

Rangel graduated from Gulf High School in 2012, according to the school's website. He was the captain of the boy's basketball team during his senior year at the school, which is located in New Port Richey.

The Pasco Medical Examiner was at the scene Wednesday morning trying to determine what caused Rangel's death. Numerous sheriff's office vehicles were also there.

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