Family of 3 found dead in Lake Nona area

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For five years a pilot, his wife and their young daughter lived in a two-story home in the Eagle Creek subdivision, a gated golf-course community in the upscale Lake Nona area.

He worked for a Brazilian airline. She had part-time work at Disney.

But something went horribly wrong for this seemingly happy family. And no one noticed for nearly a month.

Three bodies were found Saturday morning in a vehicle in the garage of the home on Mere Parkway, nestled deep inside the master-planned community off Narcoossee Road.

They may have been there as long as three weeks.

The Orange County Sheriff’s Office called it a likely murder-suicide.

“They were always very nice. No problems,” said longtime friend Gerald Mastro, the Chicago-area man who owns the home where the victims were found. “When we went to Florida, we always visited them.”

During the past several years, Mastro said, 45-year-old Marcio Ferraz do Amaral and his wife, 34-year-old Cledione, had always been good tenants.

But earlier this year, the couple ran into money troubles.

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