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A RIVERVIEW MAN WAS FOUND DEAD INSIDE A PUNTA GORDA MOTEL ROOM LATE SUNDAY MORNING.  CHARLOTTE COUNTY DEPUTIES SAY THEY WERE CALLED BY THE HILLSBOROUGH COUNTY SHERIFF’S OFFICE EARLY SUNDAY MORNING REQUESTING ASSISTANCE IN LOCATING A SUICIDAL MAN, IDENTIFIED AS 44 YEAR OLD ERIC EFAW.  HILLSBOROUGH COUNTY DEPUTIES SAID THEY HAD INFORMATION THAT EFAW WAS IN THE AREA OF KNIGHTS DRIVE IN PUNTA GORDA.  DEPUTIES FOUND EFAW’S VEHICLE IN THE PARKING LOT OF THE KNIGHTS INN MOTEL.  DEPUTIES COULD SEE EFAW UNRESPONSIVE IN THE ROOM AND FORCED THEIR WAY IN JUST BEFORE NOON.  EFAW WAS PRONOUNCED DEAD AT THE SCENE OF AN APPARENT SELF-INFLICTED WOUND.  THE CHARLOTTE COUNTY MAJOR CRIMES UNIT AND THE MEDICAL EXAMINER’S OFFICE ARE CURRENTLY INVESTIGATING THE EXACT CAUSE OF DEATH.  A PUBLISHED REPORT SAYS EFAW WAS ARRESTED LAST WEDNESDAY AFTER ADMITTING TO PLACING A RECORDING DEVICE UNDER THE SINK OF A UNISEX RESTROOM OF A BRANDON STARBUCKS.