Second Body Found This Week In Volusia County


Daytona Beach, FL -  Daytona Beach Police (DBPD) are working to find what led to the death of a man found in Tuscawilla Park yesterday (June 9) morning. Department spokesperson Messod Bendayan said the man was found around 7:20 a.m. face down on the ground near the zip line office building.

Paramedics pronounced the man dead at the scene. Bendayan said at this time, the investigation does not indicate foul play. The man is reported to be in his early 40s and DBPD is trying to notify the man's family. They are waiting on toxicology and autopsy results.

Earlier this week, on Sunday, New Smyrna Beach Police (NSBPD) were dispatched to the pond behind the 1900 block of Jungle Road. The man found floating in the pond is identified as 63-year-old Clarence Vitalis. The case is still under investigation at this time, pending toxicology results and the medical examiner’s report.

A human skull was found near the bike path by a hiker at Gemini Springs Park in DeBary on May 28. The Volusia Sheriff's Office (VSO) is still investigating and has not released any further information.


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