Daytona Beach police ID body found near construction gear in the woods

Body found near LPGA Boulevard

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. – Daytona Beach police have identified a body found that was recently found near construction gear in a wooded area, according to officials.

The body was found near LPGA Boulevard, not far from a neon yellow and orange-striped high-visibility vest and a white helmet with a sticker on it that reads “Watch for us,” according to police.

Police said they identified the body Thursday afternoon, hours after officials released photos of the construction gear to the public, hoping someone might recognize it and be able to provide investigators with more information.

He was publicly identified as 39-year-old Brian Lee Grupe. His death is not considered suspicious.

Anyone with information about the incident is asked to call Detective David Dinardi at 386-671-5219 or email him at DinardiDavid@dbpd.us regarding case 200001469.

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