Detectives search for person of interest after man found dead in Orange County

Cause of death not released

Detectives want to question Jayson Cornelius.
Detectives want to question Jayson Cornelius. (ORANGE COUNTY SHERIFF'S OFFICE)

ORANGE COUNTY, Fla. – Orange County deputies said a well-being check led them to find a homicide victim Thursday afternoon.

Jimmie Freeman Jr., 69, was found dead around 4:23 p.m. Thursday at a location on Hartford Place, records show.

Authorities have not said how Freeman died but the case is being investigated as a homicide.

The Orange County Sheriff’s Office said detectives want to question 44-year-old Jayson Holliewood Cornelius about the case.

Anyone with information about Cornelius is asked to call 911.

No further information was immediately available.

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