By Ashley Cox

HILLSBOROUGH COUNTY, Fla. (CW44 News At 10) — The Hillsborough County Sheriff’s Office has made an arrest related to a death investigation on Monday, May 31.

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Debra Pais Patton, 67, was arrested and charged with abuse of a dead body, a second-degree felony according to officials.

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Patton was living with a relative at a home on the 11000 block of Cypress Park Street in the Carrollwood area when her relative went missing. The disappearance was reported to HCSO by friends on Sunday, May 30.

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Following a search of the home on Monday morning, deputies located the body of an adult victim.

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The Medical Examiner’s Office is working to determine the identification of the deceased and the cause of death.