Daytona Beach cops: Body found floating in Halifax River that of homeless man

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The body of a man said to be known by police as homeless was   found floating near the shore at Bethune Point Park Sunday afternoon as shown in this locator map.
 

DAYTONA BEACH -- A body found floating in the Halifax River on Sunday is that of a homeless man in his late 50s or early 60s, Daytona Beach cops said.

The body was discovered 3:13 p.m. at Bethune Point Park near the shoreline by a member of the Halifax Sailing Association, police said.

"Officers responded to the above location in regards to a body in the water," Daytona Beach police spokesman Jimmy Flynt said in a press release, adding the victim showed no signs of trauma and was believed to be in his latex 50s or early 60s.

"Officers responded to the above location in regards to a body in the water," Daytona Beach police spokesman Jimmy Flynt said in a press release, adding the victim showed no signs of trauma and was believed to be in his latex 50s or early 60s.

"(It is) unknown how long the body had been in the water," Flynt said, adding he was known to officers as a "homeless person."

His identity was not released while cops try to intact relatives. An autopsy will be conducted in hopes of determining the cause and manner of the man's death.

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