Body found in Palm Bay pond near Bass Pro Drive

A body was found in a pond in Palm Bay.
A body was found in a pond in Palm Bay.

PALM BAY, Florida – Police say a body was found in a retention pond near some businesses on Palm Bay Road Wednesday afternoon.

Palm Bay police spokesman Lt. Steve Bland said officers went to the 900 block of Bass Pro Drive shortly after 3 p.m. The body was described as male, but police did not release any other details about the corpse.

“We’re treating it as an unattended death,” Bland said.

It will be up to the state Medical Examiner’s Office to determine the cause of death.

As of 5:30 p.m., crime scene investigators remained at the Palm Bay scene.

No other information is available.

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Scott Lee travels between Brevard County and Indian River County and has been writing for various publications for approximately 30 years. Lee also writes for Sebastian Daily covering Vero Beach and Florida news. Currently, he covers Palm Bay, West Melbourne, and the Melbourne area.
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