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DeLand police search for mystery man
Witnesses said he fled scene of woman's death
posted Nov 15, 2013 - 11:04:19am
DeLand police are searching for a man who fled the scene of a woman's death on West Division Street Nov. 12.
When police arrived at 3:30 p.m. at 202 W. Division St., a woman, believed to be in her 30s, was lying in the front yard, surrounded by emergency personnel who were trying to save her life.
DeLand Fire Cmdr. Sam Pilcher, on the scene, told officers that when firefighters had arrived moments before, a barefoot man wearing only khaki shorts had been performing cardiopulmonary resuscitation on the woman, but the man ran in a southeasterly direction when the Fire Department pulled up.
The Fire Department pronounced the woman dead at 3:30 p.m. The DeLand Police Department Nov. 15 was unable to provide the woman's name.
Three witnesses at the scene, including a neighbor who was told by the mystery man to call 911, also reported that the man ran off when emergency personnel began arriving.
According to a report of the incident by DeLand Officer Craig Walter, the woman's death was not drug- or alcohol-related. However, Police Department spokesman Sgt. Chris Estes said police are waiting for the medical examiner's determination of the cause of death.
Estes said detectives are actively searching for the man who fled the scene.
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