VERO BEACH, Fla. — Police are calling on the community to help find the person responsible for the death of a man in Vero Beach.
Detectives say the death of 59-year-old Allen Brent Hamilton has been ruled as a homicide.
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Hamilton was found dead in a wooded area on Granada Ave by 25th St & US Hwy 1 on Thursday.
Police say Hamilton traveled between Vero Beach and Melbourne. #wptv pic.twitter.com/e47wm5itLr
Hamilton was found dead on Granada Avenue on Thursday morning.
His body was discovered by a man who was walking his dog near the wooded area.
According to police, the dog owner said their pet smelled something in the woods near the 2500 block of Granada Ave.
After walking into the wooded area, police said the dog owner discovered a dead man covered in blood.
“Mr. Hamilton is a transient that travels between Vero Beach and the Melbourne area,” reads a statement on the Vero Beach Facebook page.
The body has been taken to the medical examiner's office for an autopsy to determine the cause of death.