Man found dead in Fort Lauderdale rental home

FORT LAUDERDALE, FLA. (WSVN) - Police are looking for answers after a man was found dead in Fort Lauderdale, Monday evening.

The body of 68-year-old Guy Hamilton Eargle was found in his rental home on the 400 block of Southeast 17th Avenue, just off Las Olas Boulevard, at around 6:15 p.m.

Eargle was an executive for a telecommunications company based in Indonesia and would spend part of his time in Fort lauderdale and in Atlanta, according to Fort Lauderdale Police.

Speaking on the phone with 7News, a close friend of Eargle, who did not want to reveal her name, said she is shaken by his death.

“I’m really angry about the way he died,” she said. “He’s one person that was so kindhearted and so giving and just so loving.”

His friend knew him as a well-traveled man who always had a great story to tell. “The kind of guy you wanted to sit there and listen to all of his stories. Just a real cool guy,” she said.

The crime comes as a shock to neighbors, who said the neighborhood is typically quiet.

“It’s always pretty quiet. I know a few of the people that live here just by meeting them in the street with dogs,” said neighbor Emmanuelle Sala.

Hen Hodor, another neighbor, said, “I think anything like [the homicide] is concerning to neighbors, but I think, overall, this has generally been a pretty quiet neighborhood.”

His neighbors remember him as the man with the Ferrari, and his friends said they want to know who would commit such a crime.

Eargle’s friend said, “For me, what would make us feel better, first, my husband and I would like for somebody to come to justice. You know, somebody needs to pay for this.”

Investigators are looking into his death as a homicide and have not released information on how he died.

“I saw a policeman on Monday night, was walking down our street asking if we had cameras in our yard,” said a neighbor.

If you have any information on this death, call Broward County Crime Stoppers at 954-493-TIPS. Remember, you can always remain anonymous, and you may be eligible for a $3,000 reward.

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