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UNATTENDED DEATH

BSO Case Number: OP01-60030
PIO Number: 01-12-42
Date: Dec. 26, 2001
Time: 1454
Place of Occurrence: 4141 N. Andrews Ave., Oakland Park

Victim(s):

  • Name withheld, 40 year old white male, no permanent address

Suspect(s):

Description of Incident:

The Broward Sheriff's Office was called upon to investigate the death of a homeless man whose body was discovered in the meter room of an Oakland Park office building today.

Shortly before 2 p.m. an anonymous caller phoned 911 and reported that a body was lying inside the meter room at 4141 North Andrews Avenue. BSO District 12 deputies responded and did find a deceased person at that location. Per standard procedure, Homicide and Crime Scene detectives were dispatched to the scene to investigate.

There were no indications of foul play or signs of serious trauma. An autopsy will be performed by the Broward Medical Examiner to determine the cause of death. While detectives and deputies were on the scene the 911 caller came forward and provided investigators with a tentative identification and additional information, saying that he was also homeless and had spent Christmas evening drinking with the person now deceased.

The name of the dead man will be released after he is positively identified and his next of kin are notified.

INVESTIGATORS:
THIS REPORT BY: Det. R. Libman, Homicide Jim Leljedal / PIO Dist. 12 deputies 12/26/01 4:45 pm

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