Okeechobee County Sheriff Investigating Death of Man Found Floating in Canal
Okeechobee - Tuesday August 9, 2022: A missing Okeechobee man was found dead in a canal near Lake Okeechobee Sunday. The County Sheriff is asking anyone who knows anything about the death to contact them.
A local resident called the Okeechobee County Sheriff's Office just before 9 am Sunday, August 7, to report that a body was floating in the rim canal water bordering Lake Okeechobee at 888 Hwy 441 SE.
The body was recovered and later identified as 27 year-old Alex A. Garland, an Okeechobee resident, who was last seen on Friday August 5th. His family reported him missing the next day, Saturday August 6th.
The Okeechobee County Sheriff's Office says that an investigation into Garland's death is underway "and more information will be released as the case develops."
Anyone who has information regarding the death is asked to contact the Okeechobee County Sheriff Detective Quinton Speed at: (863) 763-3117 extension 5103. Or you can remain anonymous by calling Treasure Coast Crime Stoppers at 800.273.8477.