SARASOTA, Fla. (970 WFLA) – Sarasota Police said they are investigating a homicide.

Officers were dispatched to what was originally a suspicious incident involving a body lying on the side of the road in the 3200 block of Orange Avenue in Sarasota at 10:30 Monday night, police said.

When officers arrived, they said they found the body of a male on the east side of the road on the curb of the northbound lane of Orange Avenue.

Police said the victim is 23-year-old Carlton Parhm of Palmetto. 

Anyone with information is encouraged to call Detective Anthony DeFrancisco at 941-954-7049 or leave an anonymous tip with crime stoppers by calling  941-366-tips (8477) or online at