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Sheriff's Office said death near homeless camp appears to be from natural causes
posted Jan 16, 2013 - 10:54:18am
The body of a homeless man found just before 8 a.m., Jan. 16 has been identified by the Volusia County Sheriff's Office as 64-year-old Albert Wayne Marsh. Preliminary findings indicate Marsh died of a heart attack.
Sheriff's deputies and other emergency personnel converged on the U.S. 92 Extension on DeLand's north side this morning, after a man, apparently a transient, was found dead under a bridge.
Sgt. Justin Sawicki of the Volusia County Sheriff's Office said Deputy Brandon Cobb had gone to the area early today, Jan. 16, in search of a different transient man, to serve a warrant for that man's arrest.
The woods on the south side of the U.S. 92 Extension, between Woodland Boulevard and North Stone Street, are the location of a known camp occupied by transient people.
Cobb didn't find the man he was looking for, but did find a body under a bridge in the vicinity. The discovery was made shortly before 8 a.m. Sawicki said the Sheriff's Office is not certain of the identity of the dead man, but deputies believe he is one of the homeless people known to live in the area.
Sawicki said there was no sign of trauma to the body; the Sheriff's Office said indications are the man died of natural causes, and that his body had lain under the bridge several days.
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