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Deceased male found on S.R. 31 identified

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Posted at 5:57 PM, Jul 30, 2019
and last updated 2019-07-31 06:33:13-04

BABCOCK RANCH, Fla. — Deputies responded to a call about a pickup truck parked on the side of S.R. 31 after a security guard discovered a deceased male inside the vehicle.

Detectives conducted a death investigation and processed the scene.

Detectives identified the person as Joseph Michael Yates, 51.

Police say nothing criminal was noted; however, the Medical Examiner will conduct an additional follow cause of death.