First homicide in Disney built town

Police are looking into a first-ever homicide Monday in a town built by Disney in Florida.

According to CNN, police arrived in Celebration, Florida after an emergency call was made at an apartment building in the town. A neighbor said she had found Matteo Giovanditto, 58, dead in his home. TIME reported that Celebration, Fla., was built in 1994 by The Walt Disney Company. It was designed to be the perfect town. It has manicured lawns, "Small Town USA" structures, and a population of 9,000.

CNN said police have classified the death as a homicide. Giovanditto's car was found Tuesday 10 miles east of Celebration in Kissimmee, Florida. TIME reported that Giovanditto was found over Thanksgiving after neighbors had filed a missing persons report.

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