|Published:||Oct 07, 2012 8:22 AM EDT|
|Updated:||Oct 07, 2012 11:25 AM EDT|
FORT MYERS, Fla. - Fort Myers police are investigating a dead body found at the Tarpon Street pier early Sunday morning.
A couple made the discovery shortly before 3 a.m., after taking a walk on the pier, police said.
According to police, there is no apparent cause of death at this time, and no weapons were discovered on scene, but it does not look like a suicide or natural death.
"It's possibly a homicide or a suspicious death," said Sgt. Ramy Moussa, a Fort Myers officer on scene.
Right now, investigators are working on identifying the victim. The only information available now, is that the victim appears to be a Hispanic male in his 20s or 30s.
The thought of foul play is shocking for some who come to the pier regularly.
"I go fishing every night," said Tommy Sadler, who visits relatives in the area frequently. "It just blows me away when I saw the news."
Others are not so surprised, saying the normally serene location transforms after the sun goes down.
"It's dangerous," said Victor Aloyo, a fisherman. "People come and see you there, they give you a hard time. That's why I don't fish there at night."
Anyone with information on the death is asked to call FMPD at 321-7700, Crime Stoppers at 1-800-780-TIPS or text message C-R-I-M-E-S (274637) Keyword FMPD. Tipsters can remain anonymous.