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A body found in a Tarpon Springs mansion Wednesday night is that of Steven Schwartz, a longtime Dunedin doctor, according to police.
Police said Schwartz died from upper body trauma without giving a more specific cause of death. They are unsure how long he had been deceased.
Detectives don’t believe the death is a random act. A suspect has not been developed.
Tarpon Springs Police Department found his body Wednesday night after Rebecca Schwartz, the doctor’s wife, came home about 9:30 p.m. to find her belongings “out of place.”
She backed out of the mansion and called police.
Officers used a canine team to search through the 5,800-square-foot waterfront mansion and found the body.
Police could not confirm that a burglary had taken place in the mansion or if it was a "set up."
“It’s just going to take time because it’s such a large residence,” said Tarpon Springs Police Sgt. Ed Miller.
Schwartz, 74, was a doctor at Main Street Medical Clinic in Dunedin.
The death shocked neighbors of the longtime doctor.
"I'd like to know what actually happened," said Patricia, a neighbor.
Police said the Schwartz home was "covered" in cameras, and the tapes could provide additional clues to what happened.