Pinellas deputies investigating body of missing man found in pond

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Published April 12
Updated April 12

ST. PETERSBURG — Pinellas sheriff’s deputies are investigating the death of a 40-year-old man found Thursday morning floating in a pond.

The circumstances surrounding Christopher Renner’s death do not appear suspicious, according to the Pinellas County Sheriff’s Office.

Renner, of St. Petersburg, had been reported missing on Tuesday by a family member. He was last seen Monday night leaving Bay Pines Sports Bar at 9685 Bay Pines Blvd.

Deputies were called about 7:15 a.m. Thursday to investigate a report of a body floating in a pond near a home at 9768 48th Ave. N, a five-minute walk from the bar. Paramedics pronounced the man dead a few minutes later.

The cause of death will be determined by the medical examiner.

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