/Man found behind burning vehicle in Lady Lake, identified

Man found behind burning vehicle in Lady Lake, identified

LADY LAKE , Fla. – A man found dead behind a burning vehicle has been identified as 29-year-old Joel Aaron Curry of Leesburg.

Michelle Keszey, a spokeswoman for the Sumter County Sheriff’s Office, wouldn’t reveal details in a phone interview on why, but said it was determined upon deputies’ arrival that Curry “was the victim of homicidal violence.”

According to a sheriff’s press release, the Villages Fire Rescue responded to a vehicle fire about 6:12 p.m. Sunday in the 8700 block of North East 102nd Road in Lady Lake.

Curry was discovered behind the vehicle, some feet away.

Anyone with information on this case can contact Crimeline at 1-800-423-TIPS (8477), where you may be eligible for a reward; or call the Sumter County Sheriff’s Office at 352-793-2621.