Deceased body found near burning vehicle, death believed to be of homicidal violence

- The Sumter County Sheriff's Office reported that on November 5th, the Villages Fire Rescue reported to a vehicle fire in Lady Lake.

Firefighters reportedly were attending to the vehicle when a deceased black male was found behind the vehicle a few feet away. 

Law enforcement was notified and arrived next, according to the report. They determined that the black male was a victim of homicidal violence. He was also identified as 29-year-old Joel Aaron Curry from Leesburg. 

If you have any information regarding this incident, please contact Crimeline at 1-800-423-TIPS (8477) or call the Sumter County Sheriff's Office at 352-793-2621.

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