Investigators from the Monroe County Sheriff’s Office Major Crimes Unit continue to investigate the deaths of two men found early in the morning on March 22, MCSO said in a press release.

According to the release, deputies responded at 6:30 a.m. to a male witness who said he found both men near the rear of a car parked in the area of 104 Avenue A off Coco Plum Drive. The witness said he is a friend of one of the men, according to the release, and deputies found no obvious signs of foul play in the area.

Two days later, an additional release identified the men as 68-year-old Carlos Bascoy and 27-year-old Steven Thompson, both of Marathon.

An official cause of death has not yet been released, as the sheriff’s office will work with Monroe County’s medical examiner and other sources to determine how the two men died.

Alex Rickert
Alex Rickert made the perfectly natural career progression from dolphin trainer to newspaper editor in 2021 after freelancing for Keys Weekly while working full time at Dolphin Research Center. A resident of Marathon since 2015, he fell in love with the Florida Keys community by helping multiple organizations and friends rebuild in the wake of Hurricane Irma. An avid runner, actor, and spearfisherman, he spends as much of his time outside of work on or under the sea having civil disagreements with sharks.