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Police seek answers in shooting death of man found near 45th Street and Jog Road

'We have more questions than answers,' West Palm Beach police spokesman says
Body found at 45th Street and Jog Road in West Palm Beach. Sept. 10, 2023.jpg
Posted at 4:41 PM, Sep 10, 2023
and last updated 2023-09-11 06:19:57-04

WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. — Police are investigating after the body of a 56-year-old man from Deltona was found shot in a rural area near 45th Street and Jog Road on Sunday morning, a spokesman said Sunday.

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William Tempesta.

At 7 a.m, a jogger found the remains of William Tempesta, of Volusia County, with a gunshot wound west of Florida's Turnpike. The body may have been moved from another location, spokesman Mike Jachles said at a news conference outside police headquarters attended by WPTV reporter Ethan Stein.

"Whether it was in the county, out of the county, in the city, out of the city, there's a big question," Jachles said. "Right now we have more questions than answers."

He said they asking for the public help, including if anyone knew him. People with information can call Detective Regina Wood at 561-822-1698. Tips can also be reported anonymously to Crime Stoppers of Palm Beach County at 800-458-TIPS (8477), or online at
Tips to Crime Stoppers that lead to an arrest can result in a cash reward up to $3,000.00.

Tempesta doesn't have a violent past and the family was not close to them, Jachles said.

Originally the family enacted Marsy's Law but police got them to rescind it to get the name out there.