18-Year-Old Lynn University Student Shayan Mortazavi Found Dead Behind Florida Restaurant

The body of Lynn University student Shayan Mortazavi was found behind Truluck’s Seafood Restaurant, a South Florida restaurant, on Sunday. Truluck’s is located in an upscale retail complex in Boca Raton.

According to Boca Raton police, Mortazavi’s injuries were consistent with a fall, however, they offered no other details and his cause of death is still being investigated. Mortazavi, who is from Franklin Lakes, New Jersey, was found by security and cleaning workers in the Mizner Park shopping complex in Boca Raton.

Mortazavi, who was a freshman at Boca Raton’s Lynn University with an interest in film and journalism, had previously raised money to launch a YouTube prank channel. His Youtube account described him as ‘YouTube’s ONLY Iranian American prankster.’

Boca Raton police have asked anyone with information or anyone who saw Mortazavi to call Detective Tim Kurdys at 561-338-1377 or Palm Beach County Crime Stoppers at 800-458-8477.

Mortazavi’s family could not be reached by the Sun-Sentinel for comment, and no further information about the case is available at this time.

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