A “badly decomposed” body was discovered to the property next to
Helping Hand Missions, 5307 Gulf Breeze Parkway, this morning.
The man who found the body was walking in the area on March 12 at around 3 p.m. when he saw a bicycle and noticed a person in the woods.
“I thought (the person) was sleeping,” he said, adding that he believed the person was a transient.
This morning, he returned to the area and noticed the bike was in the same place; when he got closer, he said the person was still there.
According to Capt. Bob Johnson with the Santa Rosa County Sheriff’s office, the department received the call at about 9:30 a.m.
“Right now, it doesn’t look like foul play,” he said.
We’ll have more details as they become available.