DUNEDIN, Fla. (970 WFLA) – Pinellas deputies say 26-year-old Michael DeCarvalho has been charged with Murder in the First Degree after a man was found dead at a home in Dunedin.

Deputies say the victim has been identified as 50-year-old David G. Elsey.

It all began when deputies said they arrived to the home, 1658 Summit Way, for a welfare check at 5:00 a.m. on Saturday, June 7, 2014 after being contacted by the Clearwater Police Department. Deputies say Clearwater Police Officers received concerning information from the suspect during a routine traffic stop in the ClearwaterBeach area overnight. During the welfare check, deputies say that’s when they found the body of the victim inside the home, deceased with blunt upper body trauma.

Detectives said Elsey is said to have met the suspect online recently.

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