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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About Andy Hodges
Andy Hodges grew up in Jupiter, Florida where he began his career in radio and TV broadcasting for over 12 years. He would make a career change to computer programming. Andy spent seven years working for tech companies in Atlanta before moving to Indian River County in 2002. He returned to the news sector in 2005 as a writer. Andy joined Sebastian Daily in 2016 as our editor in chief.