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Construction crew finds decomposing body of hit-and -run victim in Hobe Sound


Hobe Sound, FL– The Martin County Sheriff’s Office is currently investigating a hit-and-run case after construction workers discovered a decomposing body in a ditch.
The remains were discovered on Sunday in a water-filled ditch on the south shoulder of Bridge Road, just west of the entrance to Becker Tree Farm driveway.
Authorities say one of the workers noticed a damaged bicycle earlier in the week but did not discover the body until days later.
Florida Highway Patrol was brought in to take over the investigation after it was determined that the damage to the bicycle is consistent with a vehicle crash.
“Bridge Road in that section from I-95 east to U.S. 1 is really a treacherous roadway, “MCSO Sheriff William Snyder said.
The report also stated that the victim had no identification on him but appears to be a black male between the ages of 30 to 50.
Authorities say because the body is in the early stages of decomposition, the identification process has been difficult:
“That’s what’s making this really hard,” Sheriff Snyder said. “The first thing we have to do is we have to identify the victim. then we’ll identify who hit him. We have no missing person reports and we have no identification on the body.”
If you have any information about this incident, you are asked to contact local authorities.