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Detectives suspect foul play after man's body found floating in pond near Zephyrhills homeless camp

Body found near Eiland Boulevard and State Road 54
Pasco County Sheriff's Office cruiser
Posted at 4:04 AM, Feb 20, 2019

ZEPHYRHILLS, Fla. — Pasco County detectives are conducting a homicide investigation in Zephyrhills.

The Sheriff's Office responded Tuesday around 4:30 p.m. after someone spotted the body of a male, later identified as Carlos Saint Louis of Tampa, floating in a pond. The pond is about 300 yards west of Eiland Boulevard and 500 yards north of State Road 54.

Authorities say there is a homeless camp in a wooded area close to the pond behind the nearby Home Depot store.

Saint Louis' family said they last saw him on Feb. 2 drivig a 2015 Chevrolet Sonic LT 4-door, gray in color, bearing FL tag EQSW64. The vehicle had front end damage on the passenger side.

Detectives are calling this a homicide investigation.

Crime Stoppers of Tampa Bay is offering a reward of up to $3,000 for information that leads to the identification and arrest of the unknown suspect(s) involved in this case. Anyone with any information regarding the identity of the suspect(s) and who wants to be eligible for a cash reward is asked to call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-873-TIPS (8477), report anonymously online, or send a mobile tip using the P3 Tips Mobile application. Crime Stoppers must be contacted first in order to be eligible for a cash reward.