BSO INVESTIGATING DEATH OF JOHN DOE
- BSO Case Number: DN02-05-1191
- PIO Number: 02-5-27
- Date: May 11, 2002
- Time: 1513
- Place of Occurrence: Westbound lanes of Sheridan St. just west of Dixie Highway in Dania Beach
- Unidentified black male, late 60’s, salt and pepper hair
Description of Incident:
Broward Sheriff’s Office homicide detectives are investigating the death of an unidentified
man spotted on a busy roadway Saturday in Dania Beach by paramedics who rushed him to a nearby hospital where he died.
Shortly after 3 p.m. Dania Beach Fire Rescue workers, en route to Memorial Regional Hospital with another patient, were flagged down by some people who discovered a black man lying in the westbound lanes of Sheridan Street just west of Dixie Highway. Thinking the distressed man may have been suffering from a seizure or heart attack, paramedics transported the additional patient to the hospital where he was pronounced dead and doctors discovered several stab wounds.
BSO homicide detective were then called in to investigate. Westbound lanes of Sheridan Street, where the man was discovered, was closed to motorists for an hour while BSO crime scene technicians recorded the scene and collected any evidence.
The Broward Medical Examiner’s Office will conduct an autopsy to determine the cause and manner of death.
The man, who was wearing brown shorts and a tan polo type shirt, is believed to be in his late 60’s and has salt and pepper hair.
Anyone with information on this case or the identity of the victim is urged to call BSO homicide detectives Glenn Bukata or Ricky Libman at (954) 765-4321 or call Broward Crime Stoppers, anonymously, at (954) 493-TIPS.
- INVESTIGATORS: Dets. G. Bukata & R. Libman, CI
- THIS REPORT BY: Veda Coleman-Wright/PIO