Police search for pregnant daughter of man found dead in Hollywood

HOLLYWOOD, FLA. (WSVN) - Police are asking for the public’s help in locating the daughter of a man who was found dead in Hollywood Monday.

According to Hollywood Police, Martine Bernard is six months pregnant and is believed to be in danger.

Bernard is the daughter of Roosevelt Bernard, whose body was discovered near his Hollywood home after he went missing over the weekend.

“This is a freakin’ movie,” said daughter Joane Bernard. “This doesn’t happen in real life. It’s unbelievable. I feel shaken, like — it’s just unbelievable. It doesn’t feel real.”

The 68-year-old had been reported missing after he didn’t show up to his son’s baby shower Saturday.

“We didn’t suspect something like that had happened,” said Bernard. “We were just expecting to just, ‘OK, he stepped out, and he’s just going to come to the baby shower later.'”

The victim’s nephew, Jeffrey Alexander, said he remembers finding the body.

“We found him over here in the bushes,” said Alexander.

The family said the victim’s son, a police officer, discovered something disturbing inside of the home.

“He found a speck of blood on the floors in the cracks of the tiles,” said Alexander. “He found — the door’s white — a handprint with blood on it. Seemed like it was smeared a little bit.”

Detectives have not provided further details in the death investigation.

Meanwhile, investigators are concentrating their search for Martine in the Fort Lauderdale and Sunrise area.

“It could possibly be connected, I don’t know,” said Joane. “I have no kind of information, and I wanna know, too. What’s going on?”

If you have any information on this missing woman, 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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