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Police identify body found in North Port off Tamiami Trail

Posted: 7:42 AM, Aug 24, 2018
Updated: 2018-08-25 00:50:05Z
Death investigation in North Port
Death investigation in North Port

UPDATE: North Port Police have charged Jason Doty, 43, with 2nd Degree Murder in the death of Erica White. 

According to investigators, White was found with multiple lacerations to her body early Friday morning. White was Doty's live-in girlfriend. 

A warrant was issued for Doty Friday morning prior to the homicide, stemming from an unrelated case. In that case, he is charged with Sexual Battery, Distributing Obscene Material to a Minor, and multiple counts of Lewd and Lascivious Behavior. 

The victim, in that case, is unrelated to Friday mornings homicide.

 

 

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UPDATE: North Port Police have released the name of the deceased body found Friday morning. 

Erica White, 41, was found at a home along the 13500 block of Tamiami Trail near S. Biscayne Drive. The cause of death has not been released but investigators are ruling this incident a homicide. 

Police do have a suspect in custody.

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NORTH PORT, Fla. -- Police are investigating a death at a home along Tamiami Trail Friday morning.

According to North Port Police, the investigation is taking place in the 13500 block of Tamiami Trail.  That's near S. Biscayne Drive.

Police say firefighters were called to the scene around 4 a.m. to report a person not breathing. Firefighters called police to the scene.

Police say the incident is contained to one residence and the public is not in danger, but the death appears to be suspicious.

We'll update as we learn more from this ongoing investigation.