CELEBRATION, Fla. — Osceola County Sheriff Russ Gibson on Monday afternoon revealed little about a death investigation taking place in the Disney-developed town of Celebration.
- Osceola deputies tight-lipped about death investigation in Celebration
- Neighbors say a family of 5 live at the home on Reserve Place
- Records show homeowner filed eviction notice to family who lives there
Deputies were called out to the 200 block of Reserve Place at about 9 a.m., but "we're in the very beginning stages of the investigation," he said during a very brief news conference.
Gibson said it's an isolated incident, and "all parties involved in this investigation are accounted for." He offered no other details.
Deputies haven't said who died, but court records show that in late December, the owner of the home filed an eviction notice against the man and woman who live there.
Also, a neighbor said that a husband and wife at the home have three kids. The neighbor also said that when deputies arrived Monday morning, law enforcement officers ordered the father to come out and then and arrested him.
Property records also link the address where the death investigation is taking place to a condominium building at a nearby location, where a forensics unit and another Sheriff’s Office unit were working. Investigators haven't said if or how that location is involved.
Several streets in the North Village area of Celebration were blocked off for the investigation.
Nearby residents, for their part, were also in the dark and waiting for more information.
“It's horrible. It doesn’t matter what the circumstances are. When there’s a loss of life, it’s devastating, especially for a family,” Benjamin Saenz said.
We will update this article as we get more information. Check back for the latest.
OCSO deputies are conducting a death investigation in the North Village area at Celebration. Media staging area is located at Celebration Blvd and Reeves Street. pic.twitter.com/aDvvwL7ecG— Osceola Sheriff (@OsceolaSheriff) January 13, 2020