Deputies investigate Crescent City homicide

Investigators say man's body was in home for days

Published On: Dec 03 2012 05:32:00 PM EST   Updated On: Dec 04 2012 01:46:02 PM EST

Deputies in Putnam County are investigating the death of a 33-year-old man found dead in a home Sunday afternoon.

Deputies were called to the 100 block of Old Mail Route Road about 2 p.m., where they said Casey Wise had been dead for several days. They said his death is being investigated as a homicide.

The body was initially discovered by his father, who went to the home to check on his well-being, deputies said.

Due to the advanced state of decomposition, forensic testing was necessary to determine Wise's identity, deputies said.

Due to the ongoing nature of the homicide investigation, additional details including the cause of death are not being released at this time, deputies said.

Anyone with any information about the killing is asked to call the Putnam County Sheriff's Office at 386-329-0801 or Crime Stoppers at 888-277-TIPS (8477).