IRCSO: Actively Pursuing Tips in Justin Bechtold Murder

Justin Bechtold
Justin Bechtold

The Indian River County Sheriff’s Office homicide unit is looking for information in reference to the August 8, 2021, homicide of Justin Bechtold.

On Sunday, August 8, 2021, at approximately 3:45 pm, a shooting incident occurred at 4350 5th Street SW, leading to the death of Justin Bechtold’s death. 

“We are actively pursuing leads to identify the shooter. We do not have a suspect in custody,” Indian River County Sheriff’s spokesperson Debbie Carson said Wednesday. “This was a targeted, drug-related incident, and we do not believe the public is in danger.”

The Sheriff’s Department is asking anyone who may have seen or heard any unusual vehicles, persons, incidents, or have information that you believe would help in our ongoing investigation to please come forward. 

If you have any information, call the IRCSO at (772) 978-6188 or email them at [email protected] or remain anonymous through the Treasure Coast Crime Stoppers calling 1-800-273-8477.

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