$5,000 reward offered in mystery death in Orange County

Suwayne James, 36, found near Goldenrod Road and Rio Pinar Lakes Boulevard

Investigators are seeking information after a man was found with severe burn injuries in Orange County and died days later.

ORANGE COUNTY, Fla. – Investigators are seeking information after a man was found with severe burn injuries in Orange County and died days later.

According to the sheriff’s office, deputies responded to a 911 call last Tuesday when the man, identified later as 36-year-old Suwayne James, was found severely injured and burned near South Goldenrod Road and Rio Pinar Lakes Boulevard.

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James died from his injuries in the hospital days later, according to investigators.

Detectives urge anyone with information about the incident to contact Crimeline at 800-423-8477. If the received information leads to an arrest, the tipster may be eligible for a reward of up to $5,000.


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