Don Terryl Plumeri, 71, was found murdered inside his Dunnellon rental home Friday
Plumeri is accomplished composer, musician
12:29 PM, Apr 4, 2016
1:52 AM, Apr 5, 2016
DUNNELLON, Fla - The murder of a 71-year-old composer-musician may be linked to a rash of burglaries in the county, Citrus County deputies said.
The body of Don "Terry" Plumeri was found Friday inside his residence at 6662 W. Candier Court in Dunnellon following a welfare check. According to deputies, Plumeri suffered extensive upper body trauma.
"This homicide was brutal. It was vicious," Sheriff Jeff Dawsy said.
Deputies noted there was forced entry into the rural home and it had been ransacked.
"He was a loner," said Paul Vollmer, Plumeri's neighbor. "I knew something was wrong when he didn't put his garbage out on Friday."
Plumeri's work was featured in more than 50 Hollywood films. He is a gold and platinum recording artist and most recently released a DVD of his work with the Moscow Philharmonic in 2012.