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Woman’s Body Discovered Inside Motel Room, Person of Interest Sought for Questioning

UPDATE: 12/5/2016, 1:20 P.M. – Citrus County Officials are now reporting the arrest of John Lagnos on an unrelated DUI charge. He is cooperating fully with the investigation into Roberts’ death.

Officials now say they do not believe foul play is suspected.

CRYSTAL RIVER (CITRUS) – Citrus County Detectives are searching for a person of interest after a woman’s body was discovered inside a Crystal River motel room.

Deputies responded to the Crystal River Motel located 1151 N. Suncoast Blvd Saturday, after staff discovered the body of 30-year-old Leucretia Eileen Roberts of Floral City.

Officials will only say that the death appears to be suspicious and that an autopsy will be performed to determine the cause of death.

Detectives are looking for 37-year-old John Lagnos who they say is a person of interest in Roberts’ death.

Lagnos is described as a white male, 5’10”, brown hair, brown eyes, stocky build, and has a barbed wire tattoo around his neck.

Lagnos may be traveling in a 1998 blue Ford Explorer, bearing Florida tag Y17CHK.

There are unconfirmed reports that Lagnos may have been in Hernando County earlier today, after sources say Lagnos’ vehicle was spotted in the area of Cortez Blvd and Pine Ridge Drive. The vehicle disappeared before law enforcement could respond to the area, according to our sources.

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  • Arrest Date & Time: 12/4/2016 4:52:00 PM

    What an idiot he knows there looking for him so he drives around drunk

    Monday, 5 December 2016, 1:34 pm
  • The Citrus County Sheriff’s Office said Lagnos was cooperating fully. He is in Citrus County Jail because of the DUI charge.

    Monday, 5 December 2016, 1:11 pm
  • suspicious? I thought every one dies at 30yrs of age from natural causes.

    Sunday, 4 December 2016, 7:39 pm
    • Yeah right?

      Monday, 5 December 2016, 11:15 am

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