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Orange County Sheriff's Office

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  • Memphis 'death investigation' possibly linked to search for quad amputee

    Memphis 'death investigation' possibly linked to search for quad amputee
    Orange County detectives were dispatched Tuesday to Tennessee, where the search for the quadruple amputee considered a person of interest in his parents' deaths appeared to have come to a bloody end. Local authorities had been searching for 30-year-...
  • 'Stressed-out' mom fatally slammed tot on floor, report says

    'Stressed-out' mom fatally slammed tot on floor, report says
    The Orange County woman accused of killing her 2-year-old daughter told officials she slammed her toddler on the floor before putting her to bed, unaware of the child's injuries, records show. Amanda Berard, 23, said she grabbed her daughter, Aaliyah...
  • Could amendment on gun sales background checks be on the way?

    Could amendment on gun sales background checks be on the way?
    Voters in the state of Washington sidestepped NRA-friendly politicians on Election Day and approved a measure that requires background checks on all gun sales.  A similar amendment could make its way to Florida, says Patti Brigham, who leads the...
  • Double-murder suspect with no hands, feet kills self during Tenn. traffic stop

    Double-murder suspect with no hands, feet kills self during Tenn. traffic stop
    Orange County detectives were dispatched Tuesday to Tennessee, where the search for a former South Florida man considered a person of interest in his parents' deaths came to a bloody end. Local authorities had been searching for quadruple amputee Sean...
  • Two shot getting out of vehicle in Pine Hills

    Two shot getting out of vehicle in Pine Hills
    Two males were shot while getting out of a vehicle in Pine Hills on Tuesday afternoon, an Orange County sheriff's spokeswoman said. One victim had to go into surgery at Orlando Regional Medical Center while the other suffered non-life threatening...
  • Missing son of dead Orange couple was depressed, childhood friend says

    Missing son of dead Orange couple was depressed, childhood friend says
    A woman who described Sean Petrozzino as her best friend said the man now being sought by authorities seemed depressed after he and his wife of five years recently separated. A childhood friend said Petrozzino, a quadruple amputee whose parents were...
  • Still no sign of quad amputee Sean Petrozzino, deputies say

    Still no sign of quad amputee Sean Petrozzino, deputies say
    Five days after a husband and wife were found shot to death in their east Orange County home, their 30-year-old quad amputee son named a person of interest has not yet been located. Authorities believe Sean Petrozzino, 30, traveled to South Florida,...
  • Sheriff's Office hands case of woman's mysterious death back to FHP

    Sheriff's Office hands case of woman's mysterious death back to FHP
    After two weeks without finding evidence of a crime behind Orlando salon worker Hien Tran's death, the Orange County Sheriff's Office returned the investigation back to the Florida Highway Patrol. "Based on the findings and information developed, OCSO...
  • Pine Hills shooting of teen ruled an accident

    Pine Hills shooting of teen ruled an accident
    Detectives have determined that a 15-year-old rushed to a local hospital Monday night accidentally shot himself while holding a gun, the Orange County Sheriff's Office said. Deputies were called about 7:40 p.m. to the shooting, which happened at the boy'...
  • Officer disciplined after Orlando cops fail to find car in lake

    Officer disciplined after Orlando cops fail to find car in lake
    An Orlando police sergeant has been disciplined for failing to properly search the area where a 39-year-old Haitian woman drowned inside her car after it plowed into a lake in February, the Police Department said. An internal investigation resulted in...
  • Internal reports detail missteps in missing-person investigation

    Carline Brumaire Jean's family called the Orange County Sheriff's Office when she failed to return home from work Feb. 9. That same evening, a witness called Orlando police to report a car with a person inside sinking in a retention pond near an Orlando...