Homicide victim identified in Vero Beach as Walter Richmond Hobson II

VERO BEACH, Fla. -- Detectives in Indian River County are investigating the homicide of a man that happened Sunday morning in Southwest Vero Beach.

At a news conference Monday morning investigators identified the victim as 68-year-old Walter Richmond Hobson II and released his photo.

A family member found Hobson at his home at 675 23rd Place SW, Vero Beach.

The sheriff's office says a person of interest is being interviewed. The sheriff would not reveal how Hobson died. He did say drugs might be involved and this was an 'isolated incident.'

The sheriff said the person of interest they are interviewing has a criminal past.

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