Sheriff’s Office investigates Crystal River homicide

The Citrus County Sheriff’s Office is investigating a homicide that may have been the result of a domestic dispute.

Deputies responded on Monday to a residence in the area of North Andri Drive in Crystal River in reference to a well-being check.

Deputies made contact with an injured 50-year-old woman inside the home. She was eventually transported from the residence to a local hospital for treatment of her injuries.


While continuing with the security check of the home, deputies also found a 77-year-old deceased male on the property. The man was later identified as Lawrence Howard Worley, Sr.

The CCSO is currently investigating his death as a homicide. At this time, the 50-year-old woman found inside the home is being considered as a person of interest.

Preliminary information gathered at the scene revealed that this incident is domestic in nature. the CCSO said in a statement to the media, and there is no present threat to the public.

The investigation into this incident remains active, and no additional details are available at this time.

Meanwhile, anyone with information regarding this incident is asked to call the Citrus County Sheriff’s Office at 352-726-1121, or to remain anonymous please call Citrus County Crime Stoppers at 1-888-ANY-TIPS.

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