Belle Glade Sun

Body found floating in a Belle Glade Canal

BELLE GLADE — A Palm Beach County Sheriff’s Office (PBSO) press release 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 appears he is the victim of a homicide. His identity was unknown at the time of the press release.

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

Anyone with information about this incident is urged to contact Crime Stoppers at 1-800-458-TIPS (8477).