Investigators were on scene, collecting evidence and processing the scene where the body of an older man was discovered in Apartment 512 in the Sizemore Commons apartment complex on Highway 21.
Around 3 p.m., Monday, November 25, deputies from the Escambia County Sheriff’s Office (ECSO) received an anonymous 911 call to go to the complex where the body was discovered. The cause of death is unknown at this time, but the investigation is proceeding as if it were a homicide.
The man, whose identity is being withheld pending the notification of the next of kin, was found in his apartment, where he had apparently been deceased for an unknown but extensive period of time. The condition of the body made cause of death difficult to determine at the scene.
“We are treating this as a homicide for the time being until the autopsy comes back from Montgomery,” Chief Deputy Mike Lambert said.
Investigators put on protective gear before entering the apartment and other residents were kept from the scene to preserve any evidence.