UPDATE: Man in fatal balcony fall identified as Missouri tourist

Northwest Florida

UPDATE Saturday, March, 16 1:41 p.m.

A Destin visitor who died after falling overnight from a condominium balcony onto a pool deck has been identified as a 27-year old man from Missouri, according to Okaloosa County Sheriff’s Office. 

A security guard at the condos, located at 1002 East Highway 98, discovered the body of Justin Michael Trepanier of Millersville Missouri while on a check around the complex around 5 a.m. Saturday morning. He says a similar survey of the property earlier, at 2:30 a.m., had not revealed anything unusual.

Trepanier was visiting the area with four other individuals. A companion said he had last seen Trepanier sometime around 2 a.m. when Trepanier went out on the 8th floor balcony to smoke a cigarette following a night out. An investigator with the Okaloosa County Sheriff’s Office says there is no initial indication of anything suspicious and the fall appears to be a tragic accident.

Original Story

A male tourist is dead after falling from the balcony of a Destin condominium on Saturday, March 16, 2019.

According to a press release from the Okaloosa County Sheriff’s Office:

An out-of-state visitor died after a fall from a balcony on an upper floor Destin condominium complex early this morning. The adult male’s body was discovered at 1002 East Highway 98 shortly after five a.m. The Okaloosa County Sheriff’s Office received a 9-1-1 call after the man, believed to be in his late twenties, was discovered on a pool deck. The OCSO is investigating. The individual’s name is not being released at this time, pending notification of next of kin.”

This is a developing story and we will bring you updates as they become available.  

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