Homicide investigated after doctor's body found at Jupiter Farms home

Published: Jul. 20, 2015 at 2:43 PM EDT|Updated: Jul. 21, 2015 at 1:28 PM EDT
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The view from Ron Daniels front porch for the last few days hasn't been a pleasant one. 
"Three or four crime scene vehicles, and their mobile lab, marked and unmarked cars."
Not to mention the bright yellow and red tape crisscrossing Dr. Ronald Schwartz's home. 
Now the question that hangs over Mockingbird Trail - who killed the 65-year-old retired doctor? 
For neighbors, the answer is as elusive as the doctor himself. 
When we asked what Daniels knew about his neighbor, he drew a blank.

"Actually...nothing," he says. 
In fact, you ask most neighbors here, the answer is the same.
"Very much to himself," says another neighbor. "He built walls and fences and trees and trees. He definitely liked his, how should I say...privacy." 
Schwartz graduated from Emory University in Georgia in 1975. 
According to the Department of Health, his medical license is still clear and active, with no disciplinary actions in the last 10 years. 
His family tells WPTV  he is retired, but his primary practice address is listed as his home address. 
As we wait for developments, Daniels tries to put things into a grim perspective.    
"Every morning you turn the news on and one, two, three people shot all over," he says. "It's a part of life that we all have to deal with now."

The Sheriff's Office is encouraging anyone with information to call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-458-TIPS.

As always, you can remain anonymous.


The Palm Beach County Sheriff's Office is investigating a suspicious death after a man's body was found Sunday morning in suburban Jupiter.

Deputies said they were dispatched to the 9700 block of Mockingbird Trail in the Jupiter Farms community for a welfare check around 10 a.m.

After checking the residence, deputies found the homeowner dead.

Monday afternoon they identified him as Ronald Oliver Schwartz, 65.

The violent crimes division of the sheriff's office determined he was a victim of a homicide.

The sheriff's office says Schwartz was shot to death.

After getting a search warrant Sunday night, detectives began investigating the home and continued that investigation throughout the day on Monday.

Detectives said residents living nearby should not be concerned for their safety.

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