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Decomposed body found in Sarasota house during welfare check

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SARASOTA, Fla. (WWSB) - Police, firefighters and a HAZMAT crew are at a house on 19th Street where a body was found.

Police were called to the home around 2 p.m. Tuesday for a welfare check.

According to police, when officers arrived they found a decomposed body and uncapped chemicals. 

A HAZMAT team is now trying to clear the chemicals from the house so police can investigate. 

The police department says the public is not in any danger. 

No additional information on the victim found inside the home or possible cause of death has been provided at this time.

More information will be provided as it becomes available.