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St. Lucie County detectives investigating man's death near Fort Pierce

Posted at 3:34 PM, Mar 09, 2020
and last updated 2020-03-10 16:26:55-04

ST. LUCIE COUNTY, Fla. — UPDATE:

The victim has been identified as Richard Eugene Avery, 45, of Fort Pierce.

Detectives said Avery was shot to death.

If you have any information about the crime, call Treasure Coast Crime Stoppers at 1-800-273-8477, or the St. Lucie County Sheriff’s Office at 772-462-3230.

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St. Lucie County deputies are investigating a man's death near Fort Pierce.

Sheriff Ken Mascara said deputies were called to the 600 block of South Market Ave. and found the victim.

Detectives are now following up on leads and looking for witnesses.

"This is a heavy industrial area, lot of businesses, a lot of industry," Mascara said. "They're canvasing the area, looking for videos."

The sheriff asked anyone who saw anything suspicious in the area between 12:45 p.m. and 1 p.m. Monday or knows what happened to call Treasure Coast Crime Stoppers at 1-800-273-8477.