PIO Number: 14-012
Police Case Number: 14-020135
Event: Unattended Death
Place of Occurrence: 1300 block of Banks Road
Date/Time of Occurrence: June 20, 2014
Victim(s): Christopher Lopez
PIO/Releasing Authority: Sergeant Efrain Suarez
Release Date: June 21, 2014
Summary of Incident:
The Margate Police Department is investigating the death of a white male whose body was located in the 1300 block of Banks Road on June 20, 2014 at approximately 1:00 pm.
The body of Christopher Lopez, DOB 12/28/1979, was discovered in the canal on the east side of Banks Road in the 1300 Banks Road. The Margate Fire Department dive team responded to the scene and recovered Lopez’s body from the canal.
The Broward County Medical Examiner’s Office responded to the scene to assist with the investigation, however, the cause of death is unknown at this time. No obvious signs of foul play have been discovered at this time.
Anyone with information regarding Lopez is asked to contact Detective Greg Giacomino at 954-972-7111.
Questions may be directed to Sergeant Efrain Suarez at 754-264-4994 or by contacting the Margate Police Department at (954)972-7111.