Tarpon Springs Police investigating body found in homeless camp

Last Updated: Sunday, January 08, 2017, 3:47 PM EST

Police in Tarpon Springs are investigating the discovery of a body in a wooded area near Safford Avenue on Sunday.

  • Investigation ongoing on 600 block of N. Safford Ave.
  • Deceased male found in apparent homeless camp
  • Police investigating as a suspicious death

Officials said Tarpon Springs Police officers responded to a 911 call at approximately 9:25 a.m. regarding "a person down" in the 600 block of N. Safford Avenue.

Upon arrival, they found a deceased male in an apparent homeless camp the man shared with two others. It was those two subjects who discovered the body and called 911 from a nearby gas station.

Officers are investigating the incident as a suspicious death. The identity of the man has not been released, and the cause of death is pending an investigation by the county medical examiner's office.