PASCO COUNTY, Fla. (WFLA) — Pasco County deputies are conducting a death investigation in the Bayonet Point area.
“I woke up and left the house around 10 a.m.,” said neighbor Jarred Caputo. “Pretty much it was exactly the same. It was all cautioned off. Five SUV police cars with a forensic one.”
A heavy police presence was spotted in a neighborhood near Newell Drive and Gulf Highlands Drive on Friday.
“I just don’t like it,” Caputo said. “I want to know what’s going on. I’m not going to interfere, I’m not going to go over there. Because, obviously, they’re working on something.”
The Pasco County Sheriff’s Office confirmed the death, but did not release any details about the victim or how they died. A spokesperson said there is no active threat to the public.
“What I’ve seen so far is, it’s been a good place to live and lot of nice people,” said Dom Reyes, another neighbor. “Tragedy happens sometimes.”
Reyes is renting a house before he moves into an apartment down the street.
“It was a wild way to wake up,” said Reyes. “That someone got killed, or died, or whatever the situation is.”
Despite repeated attempts by 8 On Your Side to ask the sheriff’s office for more details, including who died and how, they declined to provide more information.
But neighbors want to know more.
“I would like to know what’s going on,” Caputo said. “So I can be aware for my kid.”
Caputo said his daughter plays outside in the front yard.
“Not really surprised,” Caputo said. “Because there’s cops down at that end quite often.”
He said this isn’t the first time the area has seen police activity, though nothing like this.
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