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Okeechobee man dies in stabbing; murder suspect arrested

Okeechobee County Sheriff’s officials report that on Saturday, August 31, 2013 at approximately 04:34 a.m deputies responded to the 3400 block of N.W. 16 Ave. Upon arrival deputies found the body of a 29-year old Hispanic male that had been stabbed in the chest. The victim died at the scene. The name has not been released as family has not yet been notified.

The suspect, Manuel Navarro age 50, was found walking from the scene and was taken into custody. Investigators and crime scene responded and are continuing the investigation to determine motive. Additional details will be released when they are received.

This case is still under investigation. No further information to be released at this time.