Homeless man found dead

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staff report

DESTIN — The Okaloosa County Sheriff’s Office is conducting an investigation after a homeless man was found dead in a wooded area off U.S. Highway 98 on Tuesday afternoon.

Deputies were called to a medical emergency about 12:35 p.m. after receiving a call that a man believed to be in his 40s had been found behind Chick-fil-A in Destin, the Sheriff’s Office reported.

There were no obvious signs of foul play. An autopsy will be scheduled to determine the cause of death.

The man’s identity was withheld pending notification of next of kin.

The Destin Fire Department and Okaloosa County EMS assisted with the call.

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