Body discovered near Gulf Breeze business

A “badly decomposed” body was discovered to the property next to


Police responded to Helping Hand Missions in Gulf Breeze for the report of a dead body.

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.

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