Man found dead near Orlando lake ID'd

Homicide investigation underway

By Adrienne Cutway - Web Editor
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ORLANDO, Fla. - Deputies have identified the man a group of teenagers found dead along the shore of Lake Florence Sunday afternoon, the Orange County Sheriff's Office said.

Yulon Jasen Wallace was identified as the victim Monday evening.

The teens originally thought Wallace was asleep, but they called 911 a few hours later when they returned to the area of Good Homes Road and Willowwood Street and noticed Wallace was still lying on the ground. Wallace had blood on his clothes and torso.

"I was a little nervous. To be honest, I didn't really know what to do much about the situation -- whether to be too involved with it, but I decided calling the cops might be the best thing to do," Neo O'Berry said.

Wallace was pronounced dead at the scene.

A homicide investigation is underway, although officials have not released Wallace's cause of death.

Anyone with information about the death is asked to call Crimeline at 1-800-423-TIPS.

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