MELBOURNE, Florida -- The deceased man whose body was discovered near the shore of the Indian River on Friday has been identified as 40-year-old Michael McCoy of Melbourne, Florida.
Melbourne police responded to the rear of the Squid Lips restaurant on Pineapple Avenue Friday afternoon after a body was discovered by the restaurant staff. Due to the body being located near an unstable, rocky portion of the shore, a member of the Melbourne Police Dive Recovery Team and the Marine Unit were called upon to retrieve the body from the water. The body was then turned over to the Brevard County Medical Examiner’s Office.
Police say that, at this stage of the investigation, there are no indications of foul play. Police also believe that McCoy may have been a transient. An autopsy has been scheduled for today.
The case remains under investigation.