Mount Dora, FL (WESH) – A $10,000 bounty is being offered for information leading to the arrest of an elderly couple in a retirement community in Florida.
Officials at Mount Dora are investigating the murder of an 83-year-old man and his 80-year-old wife at a seniors facility in Waterman Village.
Police said they received a 911 call about suspicious activity around 4 p.m. Saturday from security guards at Waterman Village.
When the police arrived, they found the elderly couple dead inside their apartment.
Interim Police Chief Mike Gibson of Mount Dora said: “We promise to spare no expense to learn the facts surrounding this untimely death.
Investigators have released few details about the death, saying only that the investigation was very active.
They also did not reveal the identities of the victims, but said the couple’s son, who was out of town, had been informed of his parents’ deaths.
“There are things we cannot discuss at this time,” Gibson said Sunday. “Maybe we can ship more tomorrow.”
Gibson added that Waterman Village has extensive security measures and staffing.
Some concerned Waterman Village residents claim there was some suspicious activity a few days before the murders.
A husband and wife who live near where the couple were killed claimed that an unknown woman had tried to enter their apartment late last week.
“I know all of my neighbors who used to pay less attention keep their doors locked,” said his wife, who did not reveal her name.
Despite the fears, police and city officials told residents the city was safe.
“No one should feel any safer than when they woke up yesterday morning,” Dora Mountain Mayor Chrissy Style said Sunday. “Our police department serves this city well. They protect our city.”
Mount Dora called in reinforcements to investigate, and the Florida Department of Law Enforcement is offering forensic resources to help.
Anyone with information about the incident should call the Dora Mountain Police Department at 352-735-7130 or contact Crimeline at 1-800-423-TIPS.
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