VERO BEACH, Fla. — A man walking his dog Thursday morning discovered a dead body in a wooded area of Vero Beach, according to police.
Officers said they received a call regarding the incident at about 8 a.m.
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.
Authorities said the victim has been identified, but a next of kin has not been notified.
Police said they are treating the suspicious death as a homicide.
The body has been taken to the medical examiner's office for an autopsy to determine the cause of death.