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Body found in woods tentatively identified

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Deputies in Pasco county are investigating after a body was discovered in the woods.

Investigators have tentatively identified the remains as 56-year-old Anthony Joseph Cucchiara.

Cucchiara was last seen at his home on May 7. According to deputies, he left his home in New Port Richey and was scheduled to meet with his probation officer, but never arrived.

He was reported missing after his disappearance.

Deputies say Cucchiara had made threats on his life just prior to his disappearance, telling friends and family he would end his life if he ever violated his probation because he did not want to go back to jail.

The human remains were found Friday evening on Massachusetts Avenue in New Port Richey.

At this point, deputies still don't know how the person died or how long ago it happened. However, the say it does not appear to be suspicious.

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