Woman finds dead body in her backyard, sparking homicide investigation

Posted at 11:50 AM, May 19, 2017

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.