A five-year-old girl is safe, a man is dead and a woman is still missing at our press time after a SWAT standoff May 6 in Wesley Chapel.
The Pasco County Sheriff’s Office (PCSO) is still searching for Linda Losacano, a woman who has been missing since April 14 and who, according to PCSO, could be a victim of foul play.
PCSO spokesman Doug Tobin says that there has been no update in the search since evidence was discovered at the missing woman’s residence, 27154 Raven Brook Rd. in the Quail Hollow community, that could indicate that foul play had a hand in her disappearance. He adds that it is still an active search for a missing person, and not a recovery search.
“Right now, our primary concern is finding Linda, to find out where she is and to find out the full circumstances of the events that occurred with her boyfriend, Timothy (Dean Arnold),” says Sgt. James Sessa.
According to a Pasco County Sheriff’s Office (PSCO) report, deputies were following up a search for Losacano on May 6 at the request of Losacano’s sister Connie, who says Linda has not been heard from since April 14.
PCSO’s SWAT team responded after deputies heard shots fired inside the home around 7:19 p.m. while they searched for Losacano’s five-year-old daughter. (Kaylie was found, removed safely and is now in the custody of Losacano’s sister.) SWAT entered the home a little after 9 p.m. The report says that the team found Arnold, 49, deceased, with what is still being described as a “self-inflicted gunshot wound.”
“We need the public’s help,” says Pasco Sheriff Chris Nocco during a press conference May 8. “Anyone who has any information, please, let us know. There’s a five-year-old girl out there who wants her mother and we’re trying to find her right now.”
Losacano’s status has changed from a missing person to an endangered missing adult, PSCO says. Anyone with any information is urged to call Sgt. Sessa at (727) 844-7711 or (727) 844-7781.