The body of a nude man was found floating Thursday morning in Silversmith Creek under the 6800 block of Atlantic Boulevard, according to the Jacksonville Sheriff’s Office.
The body was discovered by a woman in what appears to be a homeless camp, Sgt. Michael Paul said. He looked to be about middle-aged.
Paul said police are treating it as an undetermined death.
“There does not appear to be any trauma on the victim’s body,” Paul said. “There is a homeless camp in the area, so we are looking into that to see if he is someone who could possibly be homeless.”
Police said the man was seen alive within the past day and may have been bathing underneath the Atlantic Boulevard overpass when he died. Traffic was blocked in one eastbound lane for a few hours Thursday morning due to the police investigation and body recovery.