NR 21-33 Sheriff’s Office Conducting Death Investigation

June 17, 2021 - 8:49 pm Author: Category:

The Brevard County Sheriff’s Office is conducting a death investigation in reference to a body that was discovered in a submerged vehicle near the St. Johns Management area boat ramp located at 4350 Malabar Road in Malabar.

The vehicle was discovered by a boater after striking a submerged object while unloading his boat from a trailer.  Members of the Sheriff’s Office Dive Team responded and discovered a body inside of the vehicle as it was being removed from the water.   The decedent was found to have been reported missing/endangered from the city of Palm Bay on June 15, 2021.

Agents from the Homicide and Crime Scene Units are currently in the process of conducting interviews and collecting evidence to determine the circumstances surrounding the death.  Further information will be provided as it becomes available.

Anyone who may have information about this investigation is asked to please call Agent Samantha Grimes of the Brevard County Sheriff’s Office Homicide Unit at 321-633-8413 or CRIMELINE at 1-800-423-TIPS (8477).  All calls to CRIMELINE are confidential and callers can remain anonymous and be eligible for a reward.

For additional information concerning this news release, please call PIO Tod Goodyear of the Brevard County Sheriff’s Office at 321-501-7594.