BODY DISCOVERED IN OCEAN NEAR HILLSBORO INLET
PIO Number: 13-4-9 BSO Case Number: BS13-04-001219
Date: April 16, 2013 Time: 8:40 a.m.
Jurisdiction: Pompano Beach
Place of Occurrence: Atlantic Ocean, approximately a quarter mile east of the Hillsboro Inlet
Victim: name withheld (DECEASED)
Description of Incident:
An angler discovered a body in the ocean about a quarter mile offshore Tuesday morning just south of the Hillsboro Inlet. The man contacted the United States Coast Guard, who notified the Broward Sheriff’s Office dive team.
Once BSO’s dive team recovered the body and brought it back to land, homicide and crime scene detectives began their investigation to determine the person’s identity and the cause and manner of death. There was some dive equipment recovered with the body, which appeared to have been in the water for several days.
INVESTIGATORS: Homicide Det. Foster, Sgt. Feeley. CID; Pompano Beach
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