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Alleged Starbucks voyeur found dead in Florida hotel

By the CNN Wire Staff
Eric Arthur Efaw, 44, was found dead in a hotel, days after his arrest in connection with a hidden camera in a Starbucks.
Eric Arthur Efaw, 44, was found dead in a hotel, days after his arrest in connection with a hidden camera in a Starbucks.
STORY HIGHLIGHTS
  • Eric Efaw was found dead in a hotel room in Punta Gorda, Florida
  • He was accused of placing a hidden camera in the bathroom of a Starbucks
  • He admitted to placing the camera in the bathroom up to 7 times
  • Foul play is not suspected in his death
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(CNN) -- A man accused of placing a hidden camera in the unisex bathroom of a Starbucks was found dead in a hotel room in Punta Gorda, Florida, on Sunday, police said.

According to preliminary investigations, foul play is not suspected.

Eric Arthur Efaw, 44, of Riverview, Florida, was arrested Wednesday after police identified him as the owner of a camera discovered in the bathroom of a Starbucks Cafe in Brandon, Florida.

The device was originally found May 31 by a Starbucks manager who removed it from under the sink of the unisex bathroom. Detectives from the Hillsborough County Sheriff's Office reviewed the device and traced it to Efaw by getting images of his license plate after he left the camera on as he walked to his car.

Efaw was charged with misdemeanor voyeurism and released Thursday on $10,000 bond. He admitted to placing the camera in the restroom and said he had done so six to seven times in the past two months, police said.

An investigation is under way into the cause of his death.

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