Pasco County Florida Sheriff's Office

Lakeland Man Arrested In Connection With Murder Victim Found In Dade City

A 79-year-old Lakeland man has been arrested in connection with a man's body found off State Road 471 near Cumpressco Road in the Green Swamp Wilderness Preserve located in Dade City on Sunday.

DADE CITY, Fla – A 79-year-old Lakeland man has been arrested in connection with a man’s body found off State Road 471 near Cumpressco Road in the Green Swamp Wilderness Preserve located in Dade City on Sunday.

According to deputies, on Monday, 79-year-old Miguel Angel Rios Pizarro was arrested in connection with this case.

Pizarro told deputies that he shot the victim during an argument over money.

“This is an isolated incident and there is no threat to the public,” said Pasco Sheriff’s Office.

Pizarro was arrested in Polk County on a Pasco County warrant, and he remains in the Polk County Detention Center at this time, according to deputies.

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