Fort Lauderdale

Police Indentify Body Found in Hollywood Pool

The investigation into a pool death mystery in Hollywood intensified on Wednesday. Police confirmed the body found floating in the pool at 1326 Van Buren Street is that of Greg Platzer, 59, who owned the home.

Detectives spent most of the day at the home conducting a death investigation, which at this point has not been ruled a homicide. The cause of death though is still unclear and it's not known if there was any foul play.

The body of Platzer was found floating in the pool on Tuesday by a realtor who was showing the home to a potential buyer.

From the Crime Scene Investigations van and command post, to bags of evidence being removed from the home, it's looking more and more like this will end up being a crime and not an accident. The entire property was closed off all day, which is typical in a criminal investigation.

Neighbors said Platzer was a great guy.

“Very sweet. Sweet family, nice guy. Very beautiful people. It’s a horrible tragedy,” said neighbor Leslie Young.

NBC 6 stopped by Frank and Jimmie's Propeller in Fort Lauderdale, where Platzer worked as a naval architect. They said they were worried because he hadn’t shown up since Friday.

Platzer's coworkers said he had separated from his wife a few years ago and he was getting ready to move up north to be close to his kids.

Platzer's friends also said he had complained about a homeless man frequently using his pool. A neighbor named Dee said she is not surprised.

“The homelessness has gotten out of control down here. A lot of transients from the beach and wanderers,” she said.

If you know anything, call Broward Crime Stoppers at 954-493-TIPS.

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