Homeless Man found dead near Crane Creek bridge

Body found in Melbourne, Florida.
Body found in Melbourne, Florida.

MELBOURNE – The body of Lee Robert Jones, 61, was discovered in downtown Melbourne on Friday afternoon.

The Melbourne Departement does not suspect any foul play in the death of the homeless man. His body was discovered along the southern bank of Crane Creek, just west of the U.S. 1 bridge at a campsite.

Crane Creek is a tributary of the Indian River, in Melbourne, with its mouth in the vicinity of Front Street. It is 3.3-mile-long.

Help for the homeless in our community.

The CITA Rescue Mission

They offer extended relief to homeless that are addicted, hungry, hurting, by meeting their immediate needs of shelter and food. https://www.citarescuemission.org/programs/

The Genesis House, Inc.

If you need help call (321) 723-3133 or email [email protected]

Daily Bread, Inc.

If you are homeless &/or hungry and are in need of help call 321-723-1060 or you can come to 815 E. Fee Ave using bus #26 between 7:30 am – 1:30 pm Monday thru Friday. Or from 8 am – 11 am on Saturday and Sunday.

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Tina Hodges works full-time as our travel writer for Palm Bay Daily. She is also the Editorial Manager at Sebastian Daily. After graduating from Sebastian River High School, she studied at Indian River Community College. Tina worked at Dooney & Bourke for many years. She has lived in Florida all of her life.
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