Murder Investigation Underway in St. Petersburg After Man Found Dead in Apartment

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. – Authorities in St. Petersburg, Florida are investigating the murder of a 49-year-old man found in his apartment at Marisol Vista apartments. The victim has been identified as Timothy Pustelak, who was discovered deceased with upper body trauma on Monday evening during a welfare check conducted by the St. Petersburg Police Department.

The investigation was initiated after Pustelak’s out-of-state girlfriend expressed concern over not hearing from him, prompting officers to visit his residence on 11th Street North. Detectives have been working to determine the circumstances surrounding Pustelak’s death, but as of now, no suspect has been identified.

Darrin Proffitt, a resident in the same building where the body was found, stated that police questioned him about his relationship with Pustelak. Authorities are urging anyone with information relating to the case to come forward and assist in the ongoing investigation.

The tragic incident has left the community shocked, with neighbors and residents expressing dismay over the violent death that occurred in their midst. The St. Petersburg Police Department is actively pursuing leads and gathering evidence to shed light on the circumstances leading to Pustelak’s demise.

Despite the lack of a clear motive or suspect, authorities remain committed to uncovering the truth behind the murder. Residents in the area have been advised to remain vigilant and report any relevant information that could aid in solving the case. The police department assures the public that they will leave no stone unturned in their quest for justice for Timothy Pustelak.