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Body found in charred apartment

LAKE WORTH, FL (WFLX) -- An autopsy is being planned for a body found Saturday night inside an apartment.

Palm Beach County Sheriff Deputies found the body hours after firefighters responded to the apartment in the 600 block of South Dixie Highway. Firefighters noticed blood splattered on the walls but the body was not found until deputies got a search warrant to search the home.

The man living at the apartment, 43-year-old Rogelio Perez, has not been seen since Friday night and is not answering his cell phone.

Deputies said they were not able to identify the body and do not know if it is that of Perez.

"We don't know at this point if he's been a victim of crime," said Det. Amber Bates with PBSO Violent Crimes unit. "It points in that direction but again, we could be wrong."

An autopsy is being planned for Sunday.

At this time, investigators weren't able to say if they are looking for any suspects.

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