Update: The victim has been identified as 36-year-old Daniel Lehnert.
Palm Beach County Sheriff’s Office deputies responded to the 14500 block of North Road in Loxahatchee Groves on Sunday, July 19 at approximately 2 p.m. regarding the discovery of a body.
The body of an unknown white male had been found on the bank of a canal. Upon arrival, deputies located an individual who advised them he was fishing in the area when he discovered the body.
Detectives from the Violent Crimes Division responded to the scene to investigate further. After detectives documented the scene, an investigator with the Medical Examiner’s Office arrived to inspect and remove the body.
A cursory review of the deceased showed no obvious signs of trauma. The deceased has not been identified at this time.
An autopsy will be performed to determine the man’s identity and cause of death.