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Man sought after body found inside Ormond Beach home

Garrett Schroeder named person of interest in homicide

Garrett Schroeder.
Garrett Schroeder.

ORMOND BEACH, Fla. – Police have issued a statewide alert for a 22-year-old man who has been named a person of interest in the death of a man whose body was found inside a home in a gated Volusia County community.

The death was reported Friday morning after a woman said she entered her boyfriend's home on Foxhunter Flat Road in the Hunters Ridge subdivision near Highway 40 in Ormond Beach and found the body.  The medical examiner will identify the body.

Police said they're searching for the son of the woman's boyfriend, Garrett Logan Schroeder, who was seen walking away from the home.

Schroeder might be driving a red 2006 Mitsubishi Eclipse with the tag AUH W67, which is missing from the home, according to police.

Authorities checked vehicles driving by the subdivision to see if Schroeder was in another vehicle.

Ormond Beach police said they performed a well-being check on Schroeder's mother because Schroeder was charged last year with attacking her with a hammer.  Police said she's OK.

No other details were immediately known.

Anyone with information about Schroeder's whereabouts is urged to call police.


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