Man found dead inside his Florence apartment, police seek public’s help


Officers found the body of Mr. De’Leon inside his apartment after a friend called police.

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FLORENCE, Ala. -- Florence Police are asking for the public's help with information regarding the death of a Hispanic man found inside his apartment.

Florence Police Department says their patrol division responded to a medical assist call at 10:50 a.m. on North Wood Avenue, on May 2. When police arrived, they discovered Jose Elliott D'Leon dead inside his apartment. Florence PD says he is not from the area and very little information is known about him.

"He had moved here, from what we can find out, a couple of years ago. He has worked a couple of jobs; part-time type jobs," explained Sargent Gregg Cobb.

Sergeant Cobb says there were no obvious signs of foul play on the scene, but state forensics discovered it was, in fact, a homicide. Florence police have very few leads. "We`re just running into brick walls," said Cobb. "We`re trying our best to figure what happened, making sure we get the whole story."

If anyone has any information that can help in this case please contact Detective Kevin Jackson at (256) 760-6557 or text a tip to 274637 using keyword “FPDTIP”, plus the message.

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