Suspicious incident in Eatonville leaves 1 dead, person of interest detained, police say

Deacon Jones Boulevard blocked off by police line tape

EATONVILLE, Fla. – A "suspicious incident" in Eatonville Saturday morning has left one person dead, according to officials from the Eatonville Police Department. Officers said they are investigating the death as a homicide.

Officers said they received a call about the suspicious incident around 4 a.m. about a home on Deacon Jones Boulevard. When they responded, officers found a deceased body, according to officials. The suspected cause of death is unclear.

Police said they have a person of interest detained and that there is no threat to the Eatonville community at this time.

If this death is ruled a homicide, it will be the second in a year after the shooting death of Cindy Jackson in 2017. Arthur Glover, who survived that shooting, still lives in Eatonville, just a street over from Deacon Jones.

He still feels safe in the neighborhood and believes the 2017 incident and Saturday's incident are isolated.

"I don't consider this to be a violent neighborhood or a bad neighborhood," Glover said.

Glover said he knew the victim and the person of interest, saying they were dating. He described the victim as a good person who kept to herself.

"She has a son, a little 8-year-old boy," Glover said. "I just saw him. He's at home waiting for her to come home."

Glover also said he did not know the person of interest to be violent. Police have yet to officially release the identities of those involved.

Eatonville Mayor Eddie Cole said that his heart goes out to all of the families affected.

"This is a sad day in our community," Cole said.

That community is where Glover was born, and intends to stay.

"I think Eatonville is a really good community," Glover said. "I have no fears of living here."

Officers are asking anyone with any information to call Crimeline at 800-423-8477.

This is a developing story. Stay with News 6/ClickOrlando for updates.