Tavernier – A man was found dead in Memorial Park in Tavernier Monday afternoon.
A man riding a scooter south on U.S. One at 12:30 p.m. Monday spotted the body in the park and called the Sheriff’s Office to report it. Deputies and detectives responded. Detectives say they have identified the body as that of a 68 year old homeless man. They are attempting to find his next of kin to notify them of his death and are withholding he name until they are able to do so.
There were no obvious signs of foul play on the body and detectives say they believe he may have died of natural causes. The Medical Examiner will be performing an autopsy to determine the cause of the man’s death.