Death Investigation at Homeless Camp

Suspicious Death Investigation

Friday, May, 25, 2018 5:54 p.m.

(Cocoa, FL)—Detectives are currently investigating a suspicious death after a body was discovered in a wooded area just north of the Cocoa Walmart. The area is a known homeless camp.

At 3:30 PM Friday patrol officers responded to the location after deputies with the Brevard County Sheriff’s Office were flagged down in the Walmart parking lot by a man who ran from the campsite to report the body.

When deputies and patrol officers arrived three individuals were detained and are currently being interviewed. The deceased is an unidentified white male possibly in his fifties or older. The circumstances surrounding the man’s death are being investigated. Crime scene technicians are documenting the scene and gathering physical evidence to support the investigation. Additional information will be released as it becomes available. Anyone with information is asked to contact the Central Florida CRIMELINE at 1-800-423-TIPS (8477). Callers will remain anonymous and be eligible for cash rewards of up to $5,000 in this case.