Woman finds dead body in her backyard, sparking homicide investigation

SARASOTA, Fla. - Sarasota County Sheriff's Office launched a homicide investigation after a woman found a dead body in her backyard.

Deputies responded to the area of Leonard Reid Ave. and 32nd St. just after 10:00 p.m. on Thursday.

Through the investigation, detectives identified the body as Alfa Victor Young, 33.

Investigators believe the incident is a result of homicidal violence, but the preliminary cause of death was not released.

Anyone with information about this investigation is urged to contact the Criminal Investigations Section at (941) 861-4900.

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