Holiday, Florida -- Pasco County sheriff's deputies have arrested a man who they say killed his father before setting fire to their home on Mosaic Drive in Holiday.
The Pasco County Sheriff's Office and Pasco Fire Rescue responded to the fire at around 10:20 p.m. on New Year's Eve. While searching the home, they say they found the body of 52-year-old Rene Dominique Vercruysse. He died from homicidal violence, according to the medical examiner.
Detectives later found Vercruysse's son, Baron Von Duke Vercruysse, in the Holiday Lakes Estates area and arrested him for first degree murder. They believe a dispute arose between the two men, and sometime before the fire on New Year's Eve Baron allegedly killed his father.
Detectives say they are still investigating exactly how Baron Von Duke Vercruysse killed his father.