North Port police officers say they have people of interest in connection with a man found slain Thursday morning in a wooded area at the end of Granada Avenue.
Police say the incident began with a 911 call shortly after 4 a.m. They responded to Bullard Street, set up a command center and closed off several streets in all directions. Officers and canine units searched the area for more than an hour.
Our SNN cameras captured exclusive video of a search dog and detectives heading into the wooded area at the end of Granada along Trionfo Avenue where the man’s body was found. The discovery was made about six blocks from the initital crime scene on Bullard Street.
During the search, the Sarasota County sheriff’s helicopter circled overhead.
Police have not released the man’s identity or offered a motive for the crime. Police spokesman Josh Taylor says it’s believed to be an isolated incident and the neighbors should not be concerned.
Neighbors tell SNN there is a homeless camp near where the body was found and that the neighborhhood has been affected by criminal activity linked to drugs. There were used needles along the road.