Update Sept. 5, 2023: Pasco Sheriff’s Office has made an arrest for homicide as a result of a suspicious death which occurred on July 8 in the Westcott Dr. area of Port Richey.
The initial investigation indicated that an adult man had died due to extensive blunt force trauma injuries, the cause of which was unable to be determined. Additionally, the man’s home appeared to be ransacked. During the investigation, Gabriel Melgaard, 40, was interviewed and became uncooperative with the investigation. Melgaard also made phone calls to 911 for non-emergency purposes and was arrested for misuse of 911 on July 8.