HILLSBOROUGH COUNTY, Fla. (CW44 News At 10) — The Hillsborough County Sheriff’s Office has made an arrest related to a death investigation on Monday, May 31.
Debra Pais Patton, 67, was arrested and charged with abuse of a dead body, a second-degree felony according to officials.READ MORE: SPCA Tampa Bay Is Waiving Fees For Certain Pocket Pets June 23 through June 30
Patton was living with a relative at a home on the 11000 block of Cypress Park Street in the Carrollwood area when her relative went missing. The disappearance was reported to HCSO by friends on Sunday, May 30.READ MORE: Florida Man Sentenced For Possessing Images and Videos Depicting Child Sexual Abuse
Following a search of the home on Monday morning, deputies located the body of an adult victim.MORE NEWS: Woman Arrested For Production And Distributing Images Of A Minor Over The Internet
The Medical Examiner’s Office is working to determine the identification of the deceased and the cause of death.