VOTE FOR THE BEST OF ORLANDO® 2021 NOW THROUGH AUG. 1!

Thursday, October 8, 2015

A homeless man reported a dead body by carrying the skull into a Florida Publix and using it as a puppet

Posted By on Thu, Oct 8, 2015 at 2:07 PM

click to enlarge PHOTO VIA FLICKR / DNO1967B
  • Photo via Flickr / dno1967b

Shoppers at a Publix in Sebastian, Florida, called 911 Tuesday afternoon after spotting a homeless man carrying around an actual human skull.

"He was using it as a puppet," said witness Nick Pecoraro to WPBF. "It smelled like death." 



According to the Indian River County Sheriff’s Office, the unidentified homeless man–who was living in the woods across the street from the grocery store– found the human remains in a secluded area away from the homeless "camps" and decided to carry the skull into the Publix to report the body. 

click to enlarge PHOTO VIA WPBF
  • Photo via WPBF

Sheriff’s office spokesman Thomas Raulen told WPBF, "He had put the skull on top of a trash can over there because he wanted to tell somebody to call the sheriff's office."

Once deputies arrived, the homeless man led them to the body, which has not been identified. At this point, investigators have yet to determine the cause of death, reports WPBF. 

Tags: , , , ,

We welcome readers to submit letters regarding articles and content in Orlando Weekly. Letters should be a minimum of 150 words, refer to content that has appeared on Orlando Weekly, and must include the writer's full name, address, and phone number for verification purposes. No attachments will be considered. Writers of letters selected for publication will be notified via email. Letters may be edited and shortened for space.

Email us at feedback@orlandoweekly.com.

Support Local Journalism.
Join the Orlando Weekly Press Club

Local journalism is information. Information is power. And we believe everyone deserves access to accurate independent coverage of their community and state. Our readers helped us continue this coverage in 2020, and we are so grateful for the support.

Help us keep this coverage going in 2021. Whether it's a one-time acknowledgement of this article or an ongoing membership pledge, your support goes to local-based reporting from our small but mighty team.

Join the Orlando Weekly Press Club for as little as $5 a month.

Newsletters

Never miss a beat

Sign Up Now

Subscribe now to get the latest news delivered right to your inbox.

Read the Digital Print Issue

June 16, 2021

Calendar

© 2021 Orlando Weekly

Website powered by Foundation