Man found dead in shopping center parking lot


Local authorities are investigating the death of a man who was found unresponsive in a vehicle Saturday afternoon in Palatka. 

Palatka Police Department Capt. Matt Newcomb said the man was found in the parking lot adjacent to Dollar Tree in the Town & Country Shopping Center. Authorities have not released the name of the man because they are trying to track down his next of kin, Newcomb said. 

Few details were released, but Newcomb said the man didn't not appear to have been the victim of a crime.

"There are no signs right now of foul play," Newcomb said at about 5:15 p.m. Saturday. 

From what authorities observed at the scene, the man seemed to have died before getting out of his vehicle to go shopping, Newcomb said. It is likely he could have suffered a medical condition, authorities said. 

The Daily News will report more information as it is released.