STUART, Fla. -- Police are investigating a suspicious death in the woods near Lowe's Home Improvement store in the 3600 block of Federal Highway in Stuart.
Police received a call at approximately 9:30 a.m. about an unresponsive male in the woods.
The man, identified as 51-year-old John Lawson, was pronounced dead at the scene and detectives from the Criminal Investigations Division were called out to investigate.
Police say Lawson was a homeless man who lived in a small encampment nearby.
The Medical Examiner's office will determine his cause of death. There were no obvious signs of trauma.
Stuart Police identified the deceased as John Lawson. Lawson's death is being investigated as suspicious info call Det. Calderone 220-3906. pic.twitter.com/pQy9krSJ2q
— Stuart Police Dept. (@cityofstuart) June 28, 2017