Police ID Victim In Melbourne Stabbing Homicide

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Investigators have identified Reginald Garoute as the victim of a fatal stabbing that occurred early this morning in downtown Melbourne, according to the Melbourne Police Department. (Melbourne Police image)

Investigators have identified Reginald Garoute as the victim of a fatal stabbing that occurred early this morning in downtown Melbourne, according to the Melbourne Police Department. (Melbourne Police image)

BREVARD COUNTY • MELBOURNE, FLORIDA – Investigators have identified Reginald Garoute as the victim of a fatal stabbing that occurred early this morning in downtown Melbourne, according to the Melbourne Police Department.

Garoute was found in a field just west of U.S. 1 on New Haven Avenue at 2:15 a.m. He had suffered stab wounds to his upper body and was pronounced dead 45 minutes later at a local hospital.

At this time, investigators believe Garoute was stabbed at the 900 block of East New Haven Avenue. It appears he then made his way east on foot to the field in which he was found.

Investigators also believe that there may be witnesses to the crime since the stabbing happened around the time downtown bars and restaurants were closing.

CRIMELINE-435-1Anyone with information that may assist in this investigation is encouraged to call Detective Chad Cooper at 321-608-6454 or Central Florida Crimeline at 1-800-423-TIPS(8477). Calls to CRIMELINE are anonymous and tips that lead to an arrest may be eligible for a cash reward.

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Melbourne Police Seek Information In Stabbing Death

BREVARD COUNTY • MELBOURNE, FLORIDA – A man was stabbed on Saturday morning at about 2:15 a.m. during an altercation in the downtown area of Melbourne, according.

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A man was stabbed on Saturday morning at about 2:15 a.m. during an altercation in the downtown area of Melbourne, according.

According to the Melbourne Police Department, the victim died a short time later.

The dead man’s identity is currently being withheld pending notification of next of kin and further investigation.

Anyone with information regarding this incident should contact Melbourne Police Detective Chad Cooper at 321-608-6454.


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