Body ID'd as missing man in Tarpon Springs

Tarpon Springs, FL - Pasco Sheriff's Office detectives have confirmed the identity of the body found in Tarpon Springs on Friday is that of a missing Citrus County man.

The body of Billy Shuler was identified through fingerprint analysis. His body was found by Pasco Sheriff's deputies on Friday in a wooded area south of B21 Liquors.

Shuler left his residence at 11 a.m. on May 21 to visit an acquaintance in Holiday.His wife reported him missing on May 22 and our investigation began.

His truck was located outside a storage facility at 5334 Provost Drive, Holiday, with evidence found inside the truck that suggests foul play.

Shuler was going to meet Anthony Maresca, possibly for a transaction on collectible coins.

Detectives are still searching for Maresca to question him about the disappearance of Shuler.

Anyone with any information about the whereabouts of Maresca or this case is asked to call Tampa Bay Crimestoppers at 1-800-873-TIPS. You can also leave a tip via our phone app, or via our website at


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