Deputies Investigating Dead Body Found in Lakewood Park

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St. Lucie County Sheriff’s deputies investigating after dead body found in Lakewood Park, north of Fort Pierce, according to Sheriff Mascara

A man looking for palmetto berries in the Lakewood Park area north of Fort Pierce found a decomposing body in some woods, according to St. Lucie County Sheriff Ken J. Mascara

The decomposing body of a male was found around 3:45 p.m. at a homeless camp south of Miramar Avenue and north of the Indrio Crossings Shopping Center, the Sheriff said.

Detectives are investigating at this time.


The Florida Constitution establishes the Office of the elected County Sheriff who is responsible for preserving the peace, carrying out the orders of Florida courts and the Board of County Commissioners, and providing deputies at court sessions and meetings of the Board of County Commissioners. The Sheriff is the chief correctional officer of the county. Sheriff Ken J. Mascara is elected by the people of St. Lucie County and is accountable to them.

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