Palm Beach County Sheriff’s Office Detectives are investigating a homicide in Belle Glade.

** UPDATE **
Detectives are seeking the public’s assistance with identifying a victim found floating in a canal in the 33000 block of Gator Blvd, Belle Glade.  The victim, has yet to be identified, had distinctive tattoos on his hands.  See below. 
If you can identify the victim, please contact Detective J. Piatchek at 561-688-4050,561-308-9568, or Sgt. Strong at 561-688-4015

Shortly before 4:00 pm, on Wednesday, January 24, 2018, a sugar company worker found what appeared to be a body floating in a canal in the 33000 block of Gator Blvd, Belle Glade.

Deputies, detectives, crime scene investigators, marine unit deputies and medical examiners personnel responded to the scene to investigate further. Upon further investigation it appears the body was of a Hispanic male and it appears he is the victim of a homicide. His identity is unknown at this time.

Detectives are in the preliminary stages of this investigation. The motive of this homicide and/or suspect information is unknown at this time.

Anyone with information on this incident is urged to call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-458-8477 or submit a tip online at You will stay anonymous and be eligible for a reward of up to $3,000!