INDIAN RIVER COUNTY — Detectives investigating what may be a homicide are considering the death of an unidentified man, a burning vehicle and a partially nude wanderer, all found in a rural area early Monday, may be related.
The Indian River County Sheriff’s Office said utility workers discovered the burning car in a wooded area in the 9800 block of 12th Street west of Interstate 95 shortly after 8 a.m. The body was found a quarter-mile away from the car, Sheriff Deryl Loar said.
Detectives are investigating the case as a homicide, but no cause of death has been specified yet. The Sheriff’s Office said an autopsy will be conducted on the man, who is in his 50s.