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Man found dead next to bicycle in Big Pine Key

Resident walking dog discovers body of Brandon Shepherd

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BIG PINE KEY, Fla. – Detectives are investigating after the body of a Big Pine Key man was discovered Wednesday morning.

A resident walking a dog found Brandon Shepherd, 29, lying beside the road next to his bicycle about 5:30 a.m., Monroe County Sheriff's Office spokeswoman Becky Herrin said.

The discovery was made at the intersection of Cunningham Lane and Mac's Court in Big Pine Key.

Detectives said an initial examination of the body revealed no traumatic injuries, and the bicycle didn't appear to be damaged.

An autopsy will be conducted to determine the cause of death.

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