WEST PALM BEACH — A 56-year-old Volusia County man was found shot to death Sunday morning near an intersection on the city’s western border, police said.
West Palm Beach Police Department spokesman Mike Jachles said police received a call at 7:15 a.m. Sunday from a driver passing 45th Street and Jog Road, near the Preserve at Ironhorse and Florida’s Turnpike, to say there was a body lay along the road.
“It’s a bit of a rural area. It doesn’t look like the man was killed there. He was dumped,” Jachles said Sunday evening. Police investigators determined the man had been shot, but did not say where on his body or how many gunshot wounds he suffered, Jachles said.
The man was identified as William Tempesta of Deltona, he said. He was described as white, 6 feet tall, weighing 190 pounds, with salt-and-pepper hair and a beard. He was wearing jeans and a black and gray T-shirt, Jachles said, and was carrying a set of car keys.
“It doesn’t look like he’s been dead for long,” he said.
Tempesta’s family was notified of his death Sunday afternoon and waived their exemption from Marsy’s Law so the public could help discover what happened to him, he said.
“We’re trying to determine if he had any ties to South Florida,” Jachles said.
Anyone with information about the shooting is asked to call West Palm Beach police at 561-822-1900, or call Crime Stoppers anonymously at 1-800-458-TIPS. A cash reward of up to $3,000 is available for information leading to an arrest.
This article originally appeared on Aberdeen News: Deltona man, 56, found shot to death in west West Palm Beach