Deputies find dead man, grow operation in St. Johns County home

Coworker called Sheriff's Office when man didn't show up to work


ST. JOHNS COUNTY, Fla. – Detectives are investigating after a man was found dead Friday night inside of his home on Deerfield Road, according to the St. Johns County Sheriff's Office.

Police have identified the man as William Carey, 43 of St. Augustine.

A local employee became concerned when the man failed to report for work earlier Friday and called the Sheriff's Office. Deputies found the man inside of the home, along with a small hydroponic marijuana grow operation, according to deputies.

Crews with the St. Johns County Fire Rescue Hazmat Team and SJSO Clandestine Lab Enforcement Team arrived at the house to ensure there were no chemical hazards, deputies said.

Detectives do not suspect foul play in the man's death. An autopsy will be performed to determine the cause and manner of death.