Manatee deputies investigate homicide in Palmetto

The Manatee County Sheriff's Office is investigating a homicide after a man's body was found along a roadway Saturday morning.

A passerby called 911 after spotting the victim's body in the grass on 61st Street East around 7:15 a.m.

Investigators responded to the scene and determined the death was a homicide. 

The sheriff's office identified the victim as 18-year-old Jesus Molina.