Osceola County, FL – On September 5, 2022, the Osceola County Sheriff’s Office responded to an address in Kissimmee, Florida, regarding a suspicious death. Violent Crimes Unit Detectives and the 9th District Medical Examiner’s Office responded to the scene. While inspecting the scene, the deceased victim was wearing bondage gear and appeared to have trauma to his body. Detectives identified Bryant Scott Demelo as the last person who had been in contact with the victim.
Detectives met with Mr. Demelo, who provided detailed information about his sexual encounter with the victim before death. Mr. Demelo told detectives he and the victim met on an online chat group for sexual encounters, and the two arranged to meet in person. According to Mr. Demelo, during oral sex, the victim bit down on his penis, which caused Mr. Demelo to beat the victim.
The victim suffered severe injuries and was knocked unconscious. Mr. Demelo then fled the scene without calling 911 or rendering aid.
The Medical Examiner’s office has ruled the death was caused by blunt force trauma and strangulation. Detectives later obtained an arrest warrant for manslaughter for Bryant Scott Demelo. On January 3, 2022, Bryant Scott Demelo was arrested in Seminole County for an active warrant and is waiting to be extradited back to Osceola County. At the time of arrest, he was in possession of methamphetamine.
The Osceola County Sheriff’s Office is dedicated to serving our community and increasing public safety. Anyone with information related to this case or any other similar incidents, please get in touch with the Osceola County Sheriff’s Office at (407) 348-2222