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. He has been a radio and TV personality since the mid-1980s. In broadcasting, he has worked for WFLX-TV, WIRK, WLIZ, WIXI, WKSY, WRMF, and others. Andy has also worked as a computer engineer and a senior systems analyst for a variety of top companies. He has lived in Sebastian since 2002, and joined Sebastian Daily as our editor in chief in 2016. Andy’s family has lived in Sebastian for over 45 years.