TARPON SPRINGS, Fla. (970 WFLA.com) - Police have identified the man found dead in a Tarpon Springs home Thursday.
Police say the man has been identified as 74-year-old Dr. Steven Patlin Schwartz. Police say Dr. Schwartz lived at the home, 1310 Belcher Dr. with his wife. Police say the cause of death is upper body trauma.
It all began Wednesday, May 28, 2014 at 9:22 pm. Police were called to the home for a possible burglary. Police say the woman who called told them she had been a prior victim of a burglary. So, when she noticed things were out of order at the house she backed out and called for help, police say. When officers arrived, they say that’s when they found the body.
Tarpon Springs’ detectives are treating the case as a homicide and say this does not appear to be a random act.
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