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Man sought by central Florida police found dead in West Palm Beach

46-year-old murder suspect found dead near Executive Center Drive
Posted at 7:18 PM, Dec 21, 2020
and last updated 2020-12-21 23:48:25-05

WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. — A man was found dead Monday evening along the 600 block of Executive Center Drive in West Palm Beach, according to police.

The incident prompted a large law enforcement presence in the area.

Police said the 46-year-old man, whose name has not been released, was a murder suspect who was being sought by the Winter Garden Police Department.

A West Palm Beach Police Department K9 found the suspect dead at 7:16 p.m. during a manhunt. Sgt. David Lefont said the suspect hanged himself with his own T-shirt before police could apprehend him.

Winter Garden police Lt. Mike Mason said detectives began searching for the suspect after a 44-year-old woman was found dead in the living room of a home during a welfare check. Mason said Gislaine De Lima Felipe died after an "apparent struggle."

Mason said Felipe's estranged husband left messages with friends claiming responsibility for her death.

Detectives started searching for him but found out he fled to an apartment complex in West Palm Beach.