Police in south Florida have issued an arrest warrant for a suspect in the death of a Montreal-area man whose body was found on a Hollywood, Fla., sidewalk.

Hollywood police spokesman Lt. Osvaldo Perez said they received a report early Sunday morning about a body along Jefferson Street, just east of Federal Highway. Hollywood is about 30 kilometres north of Miami.

Hollywood, Florida, map

Hollywood, Fla., is about 30 km north of Miami. (Google Maps)

Perez said the man had been stabbed and the death has been ruled a homicide.

The victim has been identified as 58-year-old Domenico Perruccio. CBC News has learned he lived in Saint-Constant, on Montreal's South Shore. The family is not giving interviews.

Perez said police have notified his family and Canadian Consulate officials.

An arrest warrant has been issued for 37-year-old Twane Dobard, and police are asking for the public's help in finding him. The police release did not specify a charge.

Local media reports quoted neighbours as saying Perruccio was waiting for his wife to arrive because the couple were supposed to leave on a cruise on Monday.

With files from The Canadian Press and CBC News