Body Found In Barefoot Bay Near Lake

A vehicle belonging to the deceased was towed near the lake in Barefoot Bay.
A vehicle belonging to the deceased was towed near the lake in Barefoot Bay.

MICCO – A maintenance worker called the Brevard County Sheriff’s Office after a body was discovered near the lake in Barefoot Bay.

There’s not too much information to go on at this time since detectives have not completed their investigation. Law enforcement say it was a suicide.

A black SUV was towed from the site next to the lake, just east of what residents call “Building A.”

As of right now, the case appears to be a suicide. Residents saw a body removed in a black bag just before 8:00 a.m.

The name of the deceased is still being withheld until they contact the next of kin.

Brevard County Sheriff’s sources say it was a suicide from a self-inflicted gunshot.

“The death was ruled a suicide by investigators,” Sheriff’s spokesman Officer Tod Goodyear told Sebastian Daily.

Anyone who is suicidal may receive immediate help by logging onto or by calling 1-800-SUICIDE. Suicide is preventable, and if you are feeling suicidal, you must get help. So please visit or call 1-800-SUICIDE immediately.

The Brevard County Sheriff’s Office said the Barefoot Bay victim was from Indian River County.

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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.