Dead body discovered in backyard - Fox29 WFLX TV, West Palm Beach, FL-news & weather

Dead body discovered in backyard

INDIAN RIVER COUNTY, FL (WFLX) - Sheriff's deputies remain at a home Thursday morning in the 4800 block of 61st Court in Vero Beach.

They're continuing an investigation following the discovery of a severely decomposed body behind a shed next to a vacant house.

A lawn care crew discovered the body Wednesday around 5:30 p.m.

The body was detached from the head. Detectives won't say if that happened before or after the person died.

Investigators are checking missing person reports and any homeless shelters, hoping to identify the body.

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