[Hpn] Two Men Sought In Connection With Death Of A Homeless Man

William Charles Tinker wtinker@metrocast.net
Sun, 28 Aug 2005 02:03:51 -0400


Two sought in connection with death of homeless man in Vero Beach
By staff report
August 28, 2005

VERO BEACH - Police were looking Saturday afternoon for two men they termed 
"persons of interest" in connection with the suspicious death of a homeless 
man whose body was discovered in a wooded area west of the railroad tracks 
and south of Aviation Boulevard on Saturday morning.

Vero Beach Police Lt. Dan Cook said authorities still were trying to 
identify the homeless man, who they believed died between Friday evening and 
8 a.m. this morning. Cook said another homeless man notified police about 
the death after discovering the body in a homeless camp.

Police said the two "persons of interest" also are homeless, and if people 
spot them they should contact police at (772) 978-4600.

The two white men being sought are William Warren Arant III, 47, and William 
Pickens, 53, Cook said.

Arant is listed as 5 feet, 7 inches tall and weighing 220 ponds.

Pickens is listed as 5 feet, 5 inches tall and weighing between 120 and 140 

Cook described the homeless man who died as being a white male in his late 
30s to early 40s.

Cook declined to provide details regarding his dress or the possible manner 
of his death other than to say authorities are labeling it as suspicious.

Cook said authorities are awaiting autopsy results from the Treasure Coast 
Medical Examiner's Office before making a final determination of how the man 
may have died.