Clearwater police launch homicide investigation after body found

Jamal Thalji, Tampa Bay Times
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CLEARWATER — A homicide investigation was launched when the body of a 49-year-old person was discovered Saturday morning, police say.

Shortly after 8 a.m., Clearwater police said they received a call from the Palmetto Park Apartments, 1001 N Martin Luther King Jr. Ave.

The person’s body was found behind building No. 7, police said. The death was classified as a homicide though police did not say how the person was killed. They believe the crime occurred overnight.

Anyone with information about this case is asked to call the Clearwater Police Department at 727-562-4242.