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Published:December 8th, 2011 11:53 EST

Headless Body Found In Vero Beach

By Robert Paul Reyes

"An investigation is underway in Indian River County where police tell CBS 12 that a man`s body was found in a backyard.

Indian River County Sheriff`s officials tell CBS 12 a lawn maintenance crew found the body of a deceased male in the backyard of a Vero Beach home around 5:30 Wednesday evening. The body was found at a foreclosed home that has been vacant for years in the 4800 block of 61st Court."



The body was badly decomposed and decapitated; I hope the maintenance crew had already eaten dinner before they found the gruesome remains.

The cops say they will treat this case as a homicide until they can rule out otherwise. You don`t have to be Sherlock Holmes to deduce that a body that has been decapitated is most likely a murder victim.

The body was found at a foreclosed home, losing your house is a horrible ordeal and if the body hadn`t been decapitated I would have guessed that the body was the homeowner. But it`s impossible to commit suicide by chopping off your own head.

The house had been empty for a couple of years, and the medical examiner has yet to determine how long ago the victim met his untimely death.

Vero Beach is a small city with a population of about 17,000, needless to say it`s not everyday that someone discovers a decapitated corpse. If you have any information about this case please call Treasure Coast Crimestoppers at 1-800-273-TIPS

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