Florida man buries friend in his backyard

He admits he made a mistake
Posted at 9:32 AM, Apr 16, 2019
and last updated 2019-04-16 09:32:55-04

ORANGE COUNTY, Fla.-- A Florida man says he made a mistake after admitting to burying a friend in his backyard.

Sunday, officials with the Orange County Sheriff's Office said a body was found in Greg Palermo's backyard.

Palermo said his friend - who stayed with him off and on - died of a heroin overdose in his home. Palermo said he panicked and buried his friend in the backyard.

Police came to the property on a warrant to search his house for drugs. Palermo says officers believed he was making meth in his home, but he denies doing that. However, it wasn't long before Palermo told the agents searching his home about the body.

"I did it. I made a poor choice should have called 911. Everybody said he was already dead but I still tried to give him CPR for 20 minutes," Palermo said.

Palermo said he has not been arrested and the Orange County Sheriff's Office has not responded to a request for comment.

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