Police identify body found in Halifax River

37-year-old was not previously reported missing

A 62-year-old Mims woman was killed and a 54-year-old Edgewater man was injured in a crash in southeast Volusia County around 9 p.m. on Thursday, according to the Florida Highway Patrol.
A 62-year-old Mims woman was killed and a 54-year-old Edgewater man was injured in a crash in southeast Volusia County around 9 p.m. on Thursday, according to the Florida Highway Patrol. (WKMG)

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. – Daytona Beach police said they have identified the body of a man who was found on July 28 in the Halifax River.

Police identified the victim as 37-year-old Michael Burdette. At the time he was found Burdette had not been reported missing. Foul play is not suspected, according to authorities.

No other information was available.

EARLIER REPORT:

A body of a man was found in the Halifax River Wednesday afternoon, according to the Daytona Beach Police.

Police said they received a call around 1 p.m. of a body floating in the river in the area of Zelda Boulevard and Golf Boulevard.

Officers said they were able to find the body and it was very decomposed. Now, they are asking for the community’s help to identify the man.

Anyone with information about this incident is asked to call the police at 386-671-5219.

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