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Tuesday, Sep 30, 2014

Family offers reward in Tarpon Springs physician’s death


Published:   |   Updated: June 17, 2014 at 04:41 PM

— The family of slain physician Steven Schwartz is offering a $25,000 reward for information leading to the conviction of his killer, Tarpon Springs police said Tuesday.

Schwartz, 74, was found dead on May 28 at his $1.6 million waterfront mansion at 1310 Belcher Drive.

Schwartz’s family members have established a $25,000 trust for the reward.

“The reward is being offered solely by the family, and the Tarpon Springs Police Department is not a party to the reward,” the agency said in a prepared statement. The statement reiterated that evidence in the doctor’s death reveals it was not a random act of violence, and residents have no reason to fear for their safety.

Previously, Crime Stoppers offered a $1,000 reward for such information.

Anyone with information is encouraged to call Tarpon Springs Detective John Diebel at (727) 938-2849, or by email at jdiebel@tspd.us.

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