Sheriff's officials investigating after tourist dies in fall from balcony

Published: Mar. 16, 2019 at 10:55 AM CDT
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UPDATE: Sheriff's officials have identified the victim as Justin Trepanier, 27, of Millersville, Missouri.

They said a security guard found his body while on a check around the complex, located at 1002 East Highway 98.

They said Trepanier was visiting the area with four other people. A companion reportedly said he had last seen Trepanier around 2 a.m. when Trepanier went out onto the eighth floor balcony to smoke a cigarette after a night out.

An Okaloosa County Sheriff's Office investigator said there is no initial indication of anything suspicious and the fall appears to be an accident.


Original Story: According to the Okaloosa County Sheriff’s office, an out-of-state visitor was found dead around five a.m. Saturday.

Officials say the visitor, who was a male, died after falling from a balcony at a Destin condominium.

They said they responded to a 911 call after the body was discovered on a pool deck.

Officials say the man was believed to be in his late twenties and they are currently investigating his death.

We will keep you updated as more information is released.