Posted: 10:12 p.m. Monday, Sept. 2, 2013

Composite sketch released after body found near Citrus Bowl

Composite sketch of suspect
Composite sketch of suspect


Man found dead photo
Man found dead


An Orlando man was found dead near the Citrus Bowl Saturday, and the victim's family is hoping police make an arrest in the case soon.

Police released a composite sketch of the suspect Monday night.

Elroy Bryant's body was found in a field at the intersection of Tampa Avenue and Carter Street on Saturday. Police said they're investigating the death as a homicide, though they won't say how Bryant died.

Family members said they're frustrated police are having trouble finding his killer.

"He was all I had. Now, he is gone because somebody took his life," said Bryant's sister, Monica Bryant.

Monica Bryant said she is hoping someone will find out who killed her brother. Orlando police detectives have not released how he died, only that it was not an accident.

"I can't believe somebody would take his life like that," she said.

Elroy Bryant leaves behind a young son, family members said.

His family is appealing for anyone that may know something to step forward and talk to detectives. They also have a message for the killer.

"I want them to know: You will be brought to justice," said Bryant's brother-in-law, Paul Connelly.

Police said they have taken a bike that was found near the body into evidence.

As the family waits for an arrest, it is forced to wait on a funeral, as well. The body is being held at the Medical Examiner's Office, which is closed for Labor Day.

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