Deltona man found dead in West Palm Beach, deputies say

William Tempesta’s body discovered near 45th Street, Jog Road


WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. – A Deltona man was found dead on the side of a West Palm Beach road on Sunday, according to the Volusia County Sheriff’s Office.

The man, identified as 56-year-old William Tempesta, was found dead by a passerby on the side of road near 45th Street and Jog Road.

Deputies said West Palm Beach police responded to the 5900 block of North Jog Road, between the entrance to the Ironhorse subdivision and the Florida Turnpike, where they located Tempesta’s body.

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According to a news release, police believe Tempesta was shot and killed at a different location and his body left in the rural, “westernmost area of West Palm Beach.”

Anyone who knew or saw the victim, or noticed any unusual activity in the area where Tempesta’s boy was found overnight Saturday or early Sunday morning is asked to call Detective Regina Wood at 561-822-1698.

Tips can also be reported anonymously to Crime Stoppers of Palm Beach County by calling 800-458-TIPS (8477) or online by clicking here. Tips to Crime Stoppers that lead to an arrest can result in a cast reward up to $3,000.

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