Body found in yard of Ocoee-area home identified

Orange County sheriff's deputies launch homicide investigation


OCOEE, Fla. – Deputies have launched a homicide investigation near Ocoee after the body of a 31-year-old man was found in a yard.

The Orange County Sheriff's Office said deputies were called around 8 a.m. Monday to Whittier Avenue near Ocoee and discovered the body of Jorge Alvarez outside a mobile home.

A neighbor told Local 6 News that she heard two gunshots around 10 p.m. Sunday but did not report it.  Deputies have not confirmed, however, if Alvarez was shot to death.

No other details have been released.

Anyone with information about Alvarez's death is urged to call Crimeline at 800-423-TIPS.

Deputies initially identified the victim as a 21-year-old man.

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