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Body of Port Richey man reported missing in May discovered in woods

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Pasco County deputies were dispatched to the scene just after 3 p.m. Friday. Pasco County deputies were dispatched to the scene just after 3 p.m. Friday.
Cucchiara, 56, was last seen in May. Cucchiara, 56, was last seen in May.
NEW PORT RICHEY, FL (WFLA) - Remains discovered in a wooded area of New Port Richey on Friday have been tentatively identified as a 56-year-old Bay area man reported missing in May.

Anthony Joseph Cucchiara left his Port Richey home on May 7th to meet with his probation officer but he never showed.

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According to a Pasco County Sheriff’s Office report deputies were dispatched to a location on Massachusetts Ave. just after 3 p.m. in response to a call about some decayed human remains. No foul play is suspected.

Investigators say Cucchiara made threats on his life just prior to his disappearance. He told family members that he would rather end his life than return to jail on a probation violation.

The deceased’s troubles with law enforcement stem from three driving under the influence arrests.

The circumstances surrounding Cucchiara’s death is still under investigation as is the cause of death.

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