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Orange County Sheriff's Office

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Top Orange County Sheriff's Office Articles

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  • 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...
  • 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,...
  • Two killed in apparent murder-suicide on Apopka Boulevard

    Two killed in apparent murder-suicide on Apopka Boulevard
    The Orange County Sheriff's Office is investigating an apparent murder-suicide on Apopka Boulevard, a spokesman said. Eva McDermid, 43, was found dead when deputies arrived just after noon at 1567 Apopka Blvd., said Jeff Williamson, a sheriff's...
  • Orange schools move toward own police force

    Orange schools move toward own police force
    In an effort to head off school shootings and other tragedies, Orange County Public Schools has taken the first step toward creating its own intelligence-gathering police force. The district already has hired four seasoned former law-enforcement...
  • Still no signs of Sean Petrozzino as manhunt continues

    Still no signs of Sean Petrozzino as manhunt continues
    The search for a quadruple amputee named a person of interest in the shooting deaths of his parents entered its fourth day on Friday. Authorities believe Sean Petrozzino, 30, traveled to South Florida, possibly the Coral Springs area where he grew up....
  • Quad amputee called 'dangerous' after fatal shootings of parents

    Quad amputee called 'dangerous' after fatal shootings of parents
    The son of a couple found dead inside their east Orange County home on Tuesday is now considered dangerous, officials said Wednesday. Sean Petrozzino, a quadruple amputee, is a "person of interest" in the death of his parents — Nancy Petrozzino,...
  • Husband, wife in their 60s found dead in Orange County

    Husband, wife in their 60s found dead in Orange County
    Deputies found a husband and wife, in their 60s, dead inside an east Orange County home Tuesday morning, according to the Orange County Sheriff's Office. Nancy Petrozzino, 64, and Michael Petrozzino, 63, were found dead at their home in the 13000 block...
  • Once-missing disabled man found OK

    Once-missing disabled man found OK
    Orlando police Monday said deputies found John Ira Lee, 85, who was reported missing Sunday afternoon. Lee was found by the Orange County Sheriff's Office and is unharmed, said Orlando police Lt. Lovetta Quinn-Henry hcurtis@orlandosentinel.com or 407-...
  • Defense attorneys question deputies' use of marijuana citations

    Defense attorneys question deputies' use of marijuana citations
    When an Orange County deputy sheriff pulled over a University of Central Florida student not far from campus early July 26 and found a small bit of marijuana in the car he was driving, the deputy offered a potentially enticing option. The deputy told...
  • 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...