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 October 12th, 2013  
Body of homeless man found behind north St. Lucie County gas station, according to Sheriff Mascara
The body of a homeless north St. Lucie County man was discovered by a passerby near U.S.1 tonight, according to St. Lucie County Sheriff Ken J. Mascara.

"The man apparently lived in some woods behind the gas station at 6315 North U.S.1, where the body was found just before 7 p.m.," Sheriff Mascara said. "It appears that the body had been there for around two days and that the man died of some kind of trauma."

The victim was clothed when the body was found. He is a white male in his 50s.

Sheriff Mascara asked for anyone with information to call 9-1-1 in St. Lucie County or Sheriff's detectives at 772-462-3230. Those who want to give their information anonymously can call Treasure Coast Crime Stoppers at 1-800-273-8477 ("TIPS"), and there's a cash reward if the information leads to an arrest. Treasure Coast Crime Stoppers tipsters can also anonymously report their tips to the Crime Stoppers website at tcwatch.org.

Sheriff's detectives believe they have identified the man, but until family members have been notified, the name of the man will be withheld, the Sheriff said. = = =

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