Investigation Launched After Disturbing Incident at the Courthouse

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. — An investigation is underway after a man was discovered deceased inside the Broward County Courthouse on Wednesday night, according to the Broward Sheriff’s Office.

Authorities received a 911 call around 9 p.m. reporting the discovery of the man’s body within the courthouse premises located at 201 SE Sixth St. Deputies and personnel from the Fort Lauderdale Fire Rescue department arrived at the scene and confirmed the victim’s death.

The Broward State Attorney’s Office staff received an email on Thursday morning identifying Daniel Miranda, a 55-year-old multimedia specialist in the Digital Evidence Unit, as the deceased. In the email, Pryor expressed his grief and called Miranda a highly regarded member of their team who was always willing to assist others. He also mentioned Miranda’s passion for music, calling him the office’s “resident DJ.”

The Broward Sheriff’s Office Criminal Investigation Division is currently conducting the death investigation. There are no further details available regarding Miranda’s death.

In response to the incident, the Broward County Clerk of Courts announced the closure of the 17th Judicial Circuit of Florida on Thursday due to inclement weather and a previous flood advisory.

When the courthouse reopens on Friday, confidential grief support will be available to staff, as stated by the state attorney’s office. Pryor extended his condolences to Miranda’s wife, family, friends, and colleagues, assuring them that they are not alone during this difficult time.

The Broward Sheriff’s Office has not provided additional information regarding the case or any potential suspects.