PORT CHARLOTTE, Fla – The Charlotte County medical examiner removed a body from a home near Starlite Lane and Inman Street in Port Charlotte Friday. Deputies have been conducting a death investigation there since 4:30 p.m. Thursday.
Investigators from the major crimes unit have been onsite and CCSO’s mobile command center is still stationed at the center of the scene.
CCSO said it was first dispatched to the neighborhood after someone spotted a man running down the street while bleeding. Deputies have since arrested that man and believe he's connected to this death investigation.
Our crews have seen detectives, CSI and the medical examiner on scene into the early morning hours. The medical examiner removed a body from one home around 4:40 a.m. Friday. (
Neighbors who were here when the crime scene first began unfolding tell Fox 4 that for the most part this is a quiet neighborhood. They're shocked to see it turn into a crime scene.
"All I saw was the sheriff flying down the road," said neighbor Norma Rogers as she recalled deputies first responding. “I've been here probably five, six years and for the most part this is the biggest thing we’ve ever had here,” she said.
If you observed anything suspicious in the area, CCSO is asking that you contact them at (941) 639-2101.