Deceased person found floating in a pond in West Melbourne
West Melbourne, Fl- On 12/13/17 at approximately 11 :30 am , West Melbourne Police responded to the report of a deceased person found floating in the pond at Whisp ering Winds subdivision located at Dairy Road and Peaceful Place . Brevard County Sheriff ’ s Office Dive Team responded and recovered a black male from the pond. During the recovery there was evidence to believe a vehicle may be submerged in the pond. Brevard County Sheriff ’s Office Dive Team searched the pond. They were able to locate a vehicle submerged approximately 63 feet from the bank of the water. The vehicle recovered is a Nissan Sentra recently reported stolen out of the city of Palm Bay.
The name of the deceased is not being released until notification is made to next of kin. Investigation is still going on at this time as to how the vehicle and what is believed to be the sole occupant of the vehicle ended up in the pond.
UPDATE 12/15/17 : The deceased has been identified as 20 year old Johnny Lee Francis of Palm Bay , who is pictured below . An autopsy to determine the cause of death is being conducted . Results are not expected for several weeks. There are no further details at t his time.