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Homicide investigation underway at Florida nursing home after 95-year-old is killed

Posted at 8:48 AM, Jan 06, 2020
and last updated 2020-01-06 08:48:57-05

PORT ST. LUCIE, Fla. -- Port St. Lucie police are investigating a homicide at Tiffany Hall Nursing and Rehabilitation Center early Sunday morning.

At 12:06 a.m., St. Lucie County Dispatch received a call from a nurse at the facility, located at 1800 SE Hillmoor Dr., stating "someone tried to hurt a patient."

Police arrived and found a man who was dead.

Police learned a nurse walked past the victim's room when she noticed an unknown male suspect sitting on top of the victim's chest, holding a pillow over his face.

According to police, the nurse immediately called for help as she yelled for another nurse to call 911.

The unknown male suspect immediately took off running and fled the facility.

Police set up a perimeter and searched the area with the K-9 unit. The St. Lucie County Sheriff's Office assisted with their aviation unit, but the suspect was not located.

Police were informed that the suspect is a white man.

If you have any information related to this crime, call the Port St. Lucie Police Department at 772-871-5001 or Treasure Coast Crime Stoppers at 1-800-273-TIPS.