Bodies Found In West Palm Beach High School Identified

WEST PALM BEACH (CBSMiami/WPEC) – The two bodies found Wednesday at a high school in downtown West Palm Beach have been identified. Also, police have named a person of interest in the case.

Police identified that the two bodies found on the campus of Dreyfoos School of the Arts are Ted Orama and Christoper Marshall, according to CBS4 affiliate WPEC. School district officials confirmed that one of the two was a custodian.

Police have also identified a person of interest in the case. The Palm Beach Post reports that Javier Burgos, 53, a fellow custodian at the school, is a suspect and is considered armed and dangerous.

Captain David Bernhart of West Palm Beach Police addressed the media after receiving a call early Wednesday when the bodies were discovered, around 6:30 AM.

“We have to secure the scene and make sure we’re taking our time and taking our steps to make sure the investigation is conducted thoroughly,” said Capt. Bernhardt.

Police responded by securing the campus, even blocking off traffic, in the event that a suspect was still on location.

As reported by WPEC, the School District released this statement, “Everyone throughout the School District is deeply saddened by the events that transpired today at the Dreyfoos School of the Arts. Our thoughts and prayers go out to workers, family, friends, and community” members that have been impacted.”

blog comments powered by Disqus
Connect With Those In Need
Weather Forecast 24/7

Listen Live