TPD Working Death Investigation

By: Eyewitness News, Julie Montanaro Email
By: Eyewitness News, Julie Montanaro Email

UPDATED 10:45am by Julie Montanaro

Passers-by discover a body near Tallahassee's Old City Cemetery and police say it may have been there for days.

Officers got the call at about 8:15 this morning. Crime scene investigators circled a holding pond near the corner of Martin Luther King Boulevard and Park Avenue. It's between a hair salon and an overflow parking library parking lot.

Officers on scene say the body is stuck in a drainage pipe. They say It appears to be a man and he may have been here for days or longer before he was found.

You can see pieces of cardboard lining the ground, along with a blue pillow and at least one trash bag full of belongings right next to the drainage pipe.

We have no word yet on the man's identity or how he died. We hope to have more information later in the day.

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Tallahassee police have found a body of what appears to be a homeless man. The body was found in a drain pipe across from the old city cemetery. Current scene investigators are lining MLK Street.

It appears to be the body of a man and may have been there for several days, according to investigators.The initial investigation indicates no foul play. Investigators have not identified the subject at this time.

Stay with WCTV for updates.


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  • by Zade on Jan 31, 2011 at 08:37 AM
    ...Yeah, now I'm pretty sure that guy was murdered.
  • by dee Location: quincy on Jan 30, 2011 at 06:28 PM
    It's so sad that people are homeless and some are homeless and confused and have no one to turn to for help except the shelters...Where are these people families? if you have a family member that is homeless please step up and offer help
  • by Lip Cheese on Jan 28, 2011 at 07:56 PM
    What a sad world.
  • by George Location: Tally on Jan 28, 2011 at 06:08 PM
    We will all pay for the way we treat people. We worry more about the people overseas and turn our backs on our homeless citizens. Many of use are no more than 5 paychecks from being homeless. All those buildings around town that is empty and they can;t be used for the homeless during cold weather.
  • by Zade on Jan 28, 2011 at 04:20 PM
    I doubt he really went to sleep in the drain pipe, seeing as the cardboard was right there. I'm still operating under the assumption somebody put him there... As for the shelters, people don't like them because they are supposedly extremely crowded and I even heard someone tell me they got sick after staying there once. Also, I found him... Interesting day.
  • by Serena Location: Tallahassee on Jan 28, 2011 at 12:36 PM
    This IS sad :( Keep in mind he was someone's son....
  • by Milton Location: Lloyd on Jan 28, 2011 at 11:13 AM
    That hobo went the way of the DO-DO
  • by Lilly Location: Tallahassee on Jan 28, 2011 at 10:48 AM
    if the shelters were full, he would have nowhere else to go. Poor guy; he probably thought he could tough it out by sleeping in the drain pipe. What a sad way to end a life.
  • by TallyTrashTalks2 Location: Tallahassee on Jan 28, 2011 at 10:37 AM
    What a very sad way for anyone's life to end.
  • by Eh? on Jan 28, 2011 at 10:26 AM
    The shelters do not charge. http://www.tallahasseeleonshelter.com/services.htm What they *do* do is require people to follow basic rules in order to use their services. Probably this means not abusing alcohol or drugs, which some folks unfortunately can't manage.
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