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Body found in Withlacoochee forest identified as Tampa man

RIDGE MANOR — The body of a man found Friday afternoon by a park ranger on a trail deep in the Croom Tract of the Withlacoochee State Forest has been identified as that of Joseph Maiorana, 46, of Tampa.

According to the Hernando County Sheriff's Office, Maiorana appeared to have been dead between one and two days. There were no obvious signs of trauma.

Investigators said that Maiorana had mental health problems and had been estranged from his family for about a year. The exact cause of death was still under investigation Saturday.

Body found in Withlacoochee forest identified as Tampa man 08/08/09 [Last modified: Saturday, August 8, 2009 3:31pm]

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