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Detectives seek vehicle in suspicious death of man found in vacant home

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ORANGE COUNTY, Fla. (WOFL FOX 35 ORLANDO) -

Detectives have released a description of a vehicle they say was seen in the area after the suspicious death of a man found in an Orange County home thought to be vacant.

Investigators are looking for a dark-colored Mercury Villager driven by a Hispanic or black man. The Sheriff's Office has released few other details in the case but strongly think the victim's death is a homicide.

Deputies were called out just before 8 p.m. Monday, after a relative of the victim discovered the man's body in the home and called 911.

The home is in the 4700 block of Lake Sharp Drive, in the Watermill subdivision. The subdivision is just north of University Boulevard, a few blocks west of State Road 417.

Forensics investigators wearing white protective gear could be seen gathering evidence from the scene overnight.

"The person is only 32 years old, and we have no medical history on this person. Finding them dead inside a residence with no witnesses, we want to find out what happened," Lt. Paul Hopkins said.

The Sheriff's Office has not released the name of the victim, how he died or why they think he was in a home thought to be vacant.

The medical examiner plans to complete an autopsy later today. Anyone with details on the case is asked to call the Orange County Sheriff's Office or Crimeline at 1-800-423-TIPS.

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