OSCEOLA COUNTY, Fla. – A man has been arrested and charged in connection with another man’s death, according to the Osceola County Sheriff’s Office.
Deputies went to the homeless camp in a wooded area off Siesta Lago Drive and North Poinciana Boulevard on Friday in reference to a deceased body, officials said.
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Deputies found the victim dead with obvious signs of trauma, according to the Sheriff’s Office.
Officials said the investigation revealed the victim and Celeo Maldonado-Gala, 67, were involved in a verbal argument, which escalated into a physical confrontation.
Maldonado-Gala cooperated with the investigation. After obtaining probable cause, officials said detectives arrested Maldonado-Gala on a charge of first-degree murder.
Anyone with information about this case or any other similar incidents is asked to call the Osceola County Sheriff’s Office at 407-348-2222.