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Neighbors in Shock Following Body's Discovery at U Club on Woodward

Leon County Deputies Identify Body Found at U Club Apartments
Leon County Deputies Identify Body Found at U Club Apartments
Posted at 5:34 PM, May 09, 2017
and last updated 2017-05-19 07:52:50-04

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (WTXL) - The Leon County Sheriff's Office is investigating the discovery of a body found at a Tallahassee apartment complex Tuesday morning.

Investigators were called to the "U Club on Woodward" around 10:30 Tuesday morning where they found a body inside a car in the parking lot.

There's another scene they're investigating on Mission Road and that's where they learned about a "Silver Toyota." They found the vehicle in the back of the parking lot, but what we still don't know is how it got here.

Now, they have identified the body found in the silver Toyota Camry as 32-year-old Hoyt Q. Birge.

"I woke up this morning, and there was a police car in my driveway," said Jean Kellum, a Mission Road resident.

Jean Kellum wasn't expecting company but several law enforcement vehicles were just yards away.

"It was not chaotic. It was very controlled," said Kellum. "There were a lot of first responders here."

The Leon County Sheriff's Office was called to this duplex on mission road just before 5 a.m. Tuesday.

"We don't know what exactly happened. We're still doing interviews," said Lt. Grady Jordan. "There's multiple subjects that we have to locate to determine exactly what did occur at the 2600 block of Mission Road."

Kellum has lived here since 2001. She says two men who rented the duplex never caused any trouble.

"Nobody ever had to call the police, or I never had to put on earplugs or anything. It was fine," said Kellum.

She said her block has been "extremely safe" for years but the Sheriff's Office says what happened here could prove otherwise.

"Obviously, there was some foul play involved in what we're doing, so we're continuing to follow up leads and again trying to locate the rest of the individuals that were there," said Lt. Jordan.

Investigators have not said if Birge lived here or what his connection is to the complex.