House where detective was killed goes up for sale

by: Samuel King Updated:

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MIDDLEBURG, Fla. - A for sale sign now sits out in front of the house in Middleburg where Detective Dave White was killed in February 2012. White was killed in a shootout that developed after the Clay County Sheriff’s Office was investigating a meth operation at the home.

Neighbors contacted Action News concerned whether the home had be adequately decontaminated. The Sheriff’s Office would not comment on anything connected to the incident because the murder case against the suspects will soon go to trial. But Action News has learned the Florida Department of Law Enforcement processed the scene and did remove the meth materials.

The listing Action News found online for the home makes no secret about the homes. It reads: “Property was considered a meth lab. There may be hazardous substances or materials in the property.”

A representative for the bank that owns the property, Altisource, said a clean-up was recently done, but had no information on whether it was decontaminated.

Neighbors said they hope the property doesn’t remain vacant for long.

“It's better to have people living close by and not having a lot of vacant houses around,” said Bill Gower, who lives down the road. “It seems like it invites idle hands.”

The realtor for the listing said that while people have called about the house, it has not be shown yet.