Putnam County deputies now say a medical examiner will have to rely on dental records to identify the person shot and killed in World Golf Village - the body was found Thursday.
1/31/19 9 p.m. Update:
Putnam County Sheriff's Office gave an update to the investigation around 9 p.m.
According to PCSO, the victim identifies as both a male a female.
According to the PCSO, the son had found the victim before calling 911.
Deputies are still telling people that there is no known danger to anyone.
Original: Putnam County Sheriff's Office is investigating a suspicious death at a World Golf Village residence. This case was referred from St. Johns County Sheriff's Office to Putnam County Sheriff's Office due to a conflict of interest.
#WorldGolfVillageDeathInvestigation we want to clarify the deceased person was doing personal research into Michelle O’Connell death. There is no indication he was doing this in any professional capacity.— Putnam County (Fla.) SO (@PutnamCountySO) February 1, 2019
According to the PCSO, a 911 call was made to St. Johns County around 7:30 a.m. SJCSO's initial investigations found that the victim was doing an independent investigation of the death of Michelle O'Connell.
Due to the conflict of interest, St. Johns County referred it to Putnam County.
According to PCSO, someone went to the home to check in on the victim and found the man dead, who then called 911.
The man found dead under suspicious circumstances in World Golf Village was allegedly conducting his own research into the 2010 death of Michelle O'Connell. BUT investigators tell me they haven't found any ties between this man and the O'Connell family. @ActionNewsJax pic.twitter.com/9P7a21C7KK— Kevin Clark (@KevinANjax) February 1, 2019
Putnam County responded to the scene around 1:30 p.m. and are in the process of completing the investigation.
The Putnam County Sheriff's Office is working to obtain a search warrant.
Right now— Putnam Co. Deputies are inside an apartment investigating where a man was found dead. They say he recently started looking into the death of a local deputy’s girlfriend. pic.twitter.com/8hsojhhzCx— Amber Krycka (@AmberANjax) January 31, 2019
The Putnam County Sheriff's Office tells Action News Jax there is no danger to the public.
BREAKING UPDATE: Putnam County Sheriff's Office says St. Johns County Sheriff's Office called them to investigate suspicious death in World Golf Village because the person found dead was independently/individually investigating the Michelle O'Connell case.— Stephanie Brown (@SBrownReports) January 31, 2019
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