LAKE PLACID, Florida- The Highlands County Sheriff's Office is searching for family members of a man found badly beaten Sunday in Lake Placid.
The Sheriff's Office reports Eduardo Martinez was discovered around 9:00pm October 6th by a deputy patrolling Lake Placid near Highlands Boulevard and Palm Beach Street.
Martinez was found with severe head injuries laying in the roadway. The victim was transported to Florida Hospital lake Placid and later transferred to Tampa General where as of Friday night the Sheriff's Office reported he remained in critical condition.
Deputies are now searching for any relatives who may not know Martinez was injured. Detectives are also trying to determine how he suffered the injuries.
Anyone with information is asked to contact Detective Nathan Coogan of the Highlands County Sheriff's Office Criminal Investigations Unit. He can be contacted at 863-402-7341 or 863-402-7250. Anyone with information who wants to remain anonymous and be eligible for a cash reward can call Heartland Crime Stoppers at 1-800-226-TIPS (8477).
Beau Zimmer, 10 News