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Man's body found in Sewall's Point waterway

Martin County Sheriff's Office asks public help identifying victim
Clothing of man body found in Sewall's Point Jan. 28, 2021
Posted at 4:52 PM, Jan 29, 2021
and last updated 2021-01-29 16:54:55-05

SEWALL'S POINT, Fla. — The Martin County Sheriff’s Office said a man's body was found Thursday night in the water in Sewall's Point.

Deputies recovered the body just after 5 p.m. in mangroves near 126 North Sewall's Point Road.

Investigators said it appears the victim may have been in the water for up to a week.

They are asking the public's help identifying the person.

The victim is a white man between the age of 30 and 60 years of age, approximately 5-foot-11 and weighs about 144 pounds.

He has a white, stubble beard and was wearing khaki knee-length pants, a gray long sleeve shirt with a white compression shirt underneath. The compression shirt has a blue-striped design.

Investigators said it appears that he was possibly a heavy smoker and may have suffered from symptoms of heart disease.

If you can help in the case, call Detective Drew Patterson at 772-220-7075 or Sgt. James Maltese at 772-260-3945.