DUNEDIN – Pinellas County Sheriff’s detectives arrested a 26-year-old transient Saturday morning in connection with a murder of a Dunedin man.
Arthur Michael DeCarvalho, formerly of Crescent Springs Kentucky, was charged with murder in the first degree. He is being held without bond in the Pinellas County Jail.
Detectives assigned to the Robbery/Homicide Unit went to the home of David G. Elsey, 50, on Summit Way in Dunedin about 5 a.m. Saturday to conduct a welfare check after receiving a call from Clearwater police.
According to the sheriff’s report, Clearwater police officers received information from the DeCarvalho during a routine traffic stop in the Clearwater Beach area. When deputies arrived at Elsey’s home, they found that he was dead. He had blunt upper body trauma.
Detectives have reason to believe that Elsey recently met DeCarvalho online. The investigation continues.