Friends Mourn Death of Jamaal Metu in Gifford

GIFFORD – Friends and family are mourning the death of 30-year-old Jamaal Metu of Gifford.

The Indian River County Sheriff’s Office has not officially identified a body that was found in Gifford on Thursday.

A family member reached out and told Sebastian Daily that Metu’s body was discovered in a wooded area near 45th street and 32nd Avenue in Gifford.

“Call of male subject in bushes came in at 4:17pm,” The Indian River County Sheriff’s Office said in a statement.

Sebastian Daily will publish more information about Metu in the coming days.

It is our policy not to contact family & friends after a death.

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Andy Hodges was born in Annapolis, Maryland and raised in Jupiter, Florida. Andy has been a radio & TV personality since the 1980s. He has worked for WLIZ, WFLX-FOX 29, WIRK, WIXI, WKSY, WRMF, and WJNO to name a few. After spending 7 years in Atlanta, Georgia during the 1990s, Andy returned to Florida and settled in the small town of Sebastian in 2000. In 2005, he returned to the broadcasting news sector and eventually joined our news team in 2016 as editor in chief. Andy's family has lived in Sebastian for more than 45 years.