18-Year-Old Fisherman Found Dead Under Melbourne Bridge, Police Say
By Space Coast Daily // August 16, 2022
victim identified as 18-year-old Wyatt J. Johns from Melbourne
BREVARD COUNTY • MELBOURNE, FLORIDA – The Melbourne Police Department is currently working a death investigation after they found a 18-year-old fisherman dead under a bridge in Melbourne.
The victim has been identified as Wyatt J. Johns from Melbourne.
Police say the investigation began when whe victim left his home on Monday evening to go fishing and went to the US-1 bridge (north of Spiller St) that crosses over the Eau Gallie River.
Police believe the maan climbed over the guard rail in order to fish underneath the bridge. At some point the victim attempted to climb up onto the bridge and appears to have fallen.
There are no indications of foul play, according to police.
On Tuesday morning, the victim’s family called the police when they discovered he was not home.
At the direction of the family, officers responded to the bridge as it was a location the victim often fished.
The victim was found dead approximately 15-feet below the bridge in the bushes.
If anyone was traversing through the area yesterday and saw the victim or anything suspicious, they are being asked to call the Melbourne Police Department at 321-608-6731 or Crime Line (800) 423-TIPS (8477).