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Body of man discovered near St. Joe Road


Body of man discovered near St. Joe Road

A man's body was found in the woods Thursday morning near St. Joe Road, according to the Pasco Sheriff's Office. Sheriff's spokesman Doug Tobin said a person called the agency with a tip that led detectives to the body. The man is believed to have been between 25 and 45 years old. At this point, investigators are calling the unidentified man's death "suspicious" and have not said whether foul play is suspected. The body was found about 9:30 this morning about 150 feet into the woods, Tobin said. The medical examiner will determine the exact cause of death and help identify the body, Tobin said.


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Commissioner will speak to GOP club

County Commissioner Pat Mulieri will be the guest speaker at the next meeting of the Wesley Chapel Republican Club at 7 p.m. Thursday. The club meets in the second floor meeting room of the Wesley Chapel Hyundai auto dealership, 27000 Wesley Chapel Blvd., 1 mile west of Interstate 75. For information on becoming a member of the Wesley Chapel Republican Club, contact Peter Hanzel at (813) 907-6614 or e-mail

Land O'Lakes' coach won't return

Matt Kitchie will not return next season as football coach at Land O'Lakes High. Story, Sports, Page 7C.

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