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Tarpon police seek information on doctor’s killer

— It’s been over two weeks and the slaying of a prominent Tarpon Springs doctor remains unsolved.

Steven Schwartz, a 74-year-old physician specializing in kidney disorders whose office was in Dunedin, was found dead in his home on May 28. Police reports state Schwartz died from trauma to his upper body.

Late last week, the Tarpon Springs Police Department and Crime Stoppers of Pinellas County released an alert asking for assistance from the public to help identify the suspect or suspects.

Schwartz lived with his wife, Rebecca, in their $1.6 million waterfront home at 1310 Belcher Drive. Schwartz’s wife discovered the house in disarray the day of the crime and called 911 to report a burglary. Police and a K-9 response team then found Schwartz’s body inside the home.

Without any effective leads, authorities are asking anyone with information regarding Schwartz’s death to call 1-800-873-TIPS or go online to

A reward of up to $1,000 is available to anyone providing information that leads to an arrest.

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