PIO Number: 2014-03
Police Case Number: 14-004530
Event: Deceased Body Found in a Lake
Place of Occurrence: Behind 412 Lakeside Dr.
Date/Time of Occurrence: 02/12/14 8:20 a.m.
PIO/Releasing Authority: Lt. Andy Zettek
Investigator: Det. Julio Fernandez
Release Date: 02/12/14
Summary of Incident
The deceased body of an adult male was found floating face down in Lemon Tree Lake, located to
the rear of 412 Lakeside Drive South, Village on the Lake Condominiums. A condominium
resident discovered the body at approximately 8:20 a.m. and called the Margate Police
Margate Fire Rescue and Police personnel arrived on the scene and confirmed that the person was
deceased. The body was fully clothed and in various stages of decomposition. The identity of the
person is unknown at this time and the circumstances surrounding the death are under
investigation. The body was removed from the lake and transported to the Broward County
Medical Examiner’s Office where an autopsy will be performed to establish a cause of death.
Anyone having information about this incident is encouraged to contact Detective Julio Fernandez
Update: 02/13/14 5:00 p.m.
The deceased has been identified as Richard Andrew Miller (40), a resident from The 12 Step
Fellowship Living Facilities at 451 Banks Road, Margate, FL. Miller’s death has been ruled as a
drowning and foul play is not suspected at this time. The circumstances surrounding his death are
still under investigation.