FL - William Tempesta found shot to death and dumped in rural area, West Palm Beach, 11 Sept 2023


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Cops are investigating after they found a man mysteriously shot dead and dumped in a rural area.

His name was William Tempesta, 56. He lived in Volusia County, Florida, but officers almost 200 miles south in the Palm Beach County city of West Palm Beach said they found him in their area.
The investigation started Sunday morning along 45th Street and Jog Road.

A driver, who passed by and did not stop, saw who he believed to be someone sleeping or lying in the grass, West Palm Beach police Public Information Officer Mike Jachles said. The driver contacted 911 and deputies were called to the scene. The driver had no further involvement in the case, Jachles said.

Officers responded to the 5900 block of North Jog Road, between the entrance to the Ironhorse subdivision and Florida’s Turnpike, to find the victim dead from an apparent gunshot wound.
September 20, 2023

The tips coming in about William’s murder are coming from the Orlando area.

WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. — The focus of a murder investigation of a man's body found along a road near Florida's Turnpike in West Palm Beach has shifted to the Orlando area, a police spokesman said in a media briefing Wednesday.

During Wednesday's news conference with West Palm Beach Police's spokesperson Mike Jachles, he revealed that officers traveled to Deltona and were able to place Tempesta, 56, at his home before he was found dead.

"We also know prior to that he was at a bar in Deltona so what we're trying to do is fill in that timeline, that gap from Saturday afternoon where we know he was at his house until Sunday morning when his body was discovered," Jachles said.
Police seek timeline in death of man from Deltona

West Palm Beach police said on Wednesday that tips they received in the homicide of William Tempesta, 56, of Deltona led them to three local area bars.
Homicide detectives have established that Tempesta was at one of the bars early Saturday, Sept. 9, the day before his body was discovered near the Florida Turnpike in West Palm Beach.
Deltona man found dead in West Palm had been at area bar day before his body was discovered
We looked into the man whose body was found and learned he has a criminal record. But police say they have yet to determine a motive for the murder.
When we searched Tempesta's record, we found he had been arrested in the past for things such as careless driving, resisting an officer without violence, disorderly intoxication, DUI, battery, assault, burglary and driving while his license was permanently revoked.
Man's body with criminal past believed to be dumped in West Palm Beach

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