UPDATE – AUG 3, 2022
This morning we received confirmation from Miami Springs Police Chief Armando Guzman that the incident had been turned over to Miami-Dade Police Homicide Unit. We followed up with the Miami-Dade Public Information Officer who confirmed what we had been hearing. Miami-Dade Police are treating this as a suicide of a male subject. Personal information such as name, age, identity, city of residence, etc. has not yet been made public. We’ll keep you apprised of the situation as more information becomes available.
Folks, if you or someone you love is feeling suicidal, help is just a call away by calling 988. That’s the new nationwide suicide and crisis lifeline. You’re not alone. It’s not too late. Dial 988.
The City of Miami Springs also announced that Stafford Park is now open.
ORIGINAL STORY – AUG 2, 2022:
Miami Springs Police had Eastward Drive closed off during the afternoon hours of Tuesday, August 2, 2022, as Police were involved in an active investigation.
We spoke to an officer on the scene and all he could tell us was that there was an active investigation. We had noticed some officers in the tan uniforms Miami-Dade Police Officers wear. We asked if he could confirm whether Miami-Dade Homicide Detectives were involved, but he could not confirm that.
We know that Miami-Dade Police have jurisdiction over any homicide and/or suicide investigation in Miami Springs. However, the presence of a Miami-Dade Police Officer could be a coincidence or just something that happened in unincorporated Miami-Dade and ended in Miami Springs. Again, we don’t know what happened at this time other than a heavy police presence by Miami Springs Police and unmarked police vehicles.
The City of Miami Springs closed down Stafford Park until further notice as the investigation continues.
The investigation seemed to be centered near a home at 1321 Eastward Drive. We saw a Miami Springs Police Tahoe parked at that property with Police standing just outside on the street.
If you have information that can assist the investigation, you are urged to contact Miami Springs Police at 305.888.9711.
Furthermore, if you see anything suspicious, you are always urged to call Miami Springs Police at 305.888.9711.
We have contacted the Miami Springs Public Information Office and as we receive more information about the incident, we’ll relay it to the public.
We have also reached out to the Miami-Dade Public Information Office to gain more information.
We also want to thank a local resident who gave us the tip about what was happening at Stafford Park. He too was very concerned.
Eastward Drive is closed from East Drive to Forrest Drive until the investigation is completed.
Stafford Park will be closed until further notice.
Folks, if you are feeling suicidal, help is just a call away by calling 988. That’s the new nationwide suicide and crisis lifeline. You’re not alone. It’s not too late. Dial 988.