Belle Glade Sun

Detectives seeking to identify the victim of a Belle Glade death investigation

BELLE GLADE — Detectives are seeking the public’s assistance with identifying a victim found floating in a canal in the 33000 block of Gator Blvd in Belle Glade.  The victim, has yet to be identified, had distinctive tattoos on his hands. (see photo)

Anyone with information is urged to contact Detective J. Piatchek at 561-688-4050, Crime Stoppers at 1-800-458-TIPS (8477) or you can remain anonymous by downloading the new app “PBSO” for your Apple or Android smartphone and using the “See Something” feature. The app can also be downloaded from

A news release from PBSO stated that a sugar company worker found what appeared to be a body floating in a canal in the 33000 block of Gator Blvd in Belle Glade on Wednesday, Jan. 24, shortly before 4 p.m.

Deputies, detectives, crime scene investigators, marine unit deputies and medical examiners personnel responded to the scene to investigate further. Upon further investigation, it appeared the body was of a Hispanic male and it appeared he was the victim of a homicide. His identity was unknown at the time of the news release.

Detectives are in the preliminary stages of this investigation. The motive of the homicide and/or suspect information is unknown at this time.