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Body found near Fellsmere investigated as homicide

Posted: 8:53 AM, Feb 22, 2019
Updated: 2019-02-22 23:05:07Z
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The Indian River County Sheriff's Office is investigating the discovery of a body south of Fellsmere.

The sheriff's office says a person walking his dog Thursday evening near 13580 87th St. found partially-decomposed remains.

Deputies and detectives were called to the scene and a criminal investigation is underway.

“Based on our cursory review of the crime scene, it appears this case is a homicide. Anyone with information is encouraged to come forward. You can remain anonymous and possibly be eligible for a reward of up to $3,000.00 by contacting Treasure Coast Crime Stoppers at 1-800-273-TIPS. As with all homicide cases, someone out there has information that could help us put the killer behind bars," Indian River County Sheriff Deryl Loar said in a news release.

The body has not yet been identified. An autopsy is scheduled for Friday to learn the cause of death.