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[Original Publish Date: 09/11/20]
EUSTIS, Florida — For the second time in less than 24 hours, a body was found in Eustis.
The body was found Friday morning at 15821 U.S Highway 441 near the intersection of Dillard Road by an employee of a local business, Eustis Police Officer J. Allred told Lake Legal News.
“We got the call a little after 7 this morning,” Allred told Lake Legal News.
The white male, who was in his mid-40s, was found near the driver’s side of a blue Nissan Frontier with two handguns underneath his body, Allred said in a press release. Police found a folder in the man’s truck with instructions related to the handling of his personal effects, Allred said. The medical examiner took custody of the body and will continue the investigation.
LLN rarely reports on suicides. In this case, due to the body being found near a heavily-traveled area, and the large police presence, we opted to inform our readers there was no danger to the community.
On Thursday afternoon, the body of a man was found in Lake Eustis by a passerby on the Eustis Lake Walk near the Eustis Community Center. EPD Cpl. Lauren Brown told LLN Thursday. Police identified him as Dustin Renaux, 43, Friday. That case remains under investigation.
[ Read about the man found dead in Lake Eustis: https://www.lakelegalnews.com/article/mans-body-found-in-lake-eustis-thursday-police-investigating/ ]
Our Editor-in-Chief, Marilyn M. Aciego, began writing for Lake Legal News in 2010. Born and raised in Lake County, she is a graduate of Umatilla High School and Lake-Sumter State College. She started her journalism career at LSSC, where she was editor of both student publications, The Angler and The Odyssey. Her professional career began at the Daily Commercial in 2004 where she covered cops and courts the majority of her time there until she left in 2009. Currently, along with being Editor-in-Chief of Lake Legal News, she is the Florida bureau chief for an international media organization. She has made more than two dozen appearances on live national television, including Nancy Grace and the Greta Van Susteren show, along with her appearance on Evil Twins. Contact her with breaking news, tips, and feedback by sending an e-mail to 352Tips@gmail.com. You can also contact us on our Facebook page — and make sure you “Like” and “Follow us” there. [PHOTO CREDIT: Bonnie Whicher]