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Homeless man found dead on Clearwater golf course is identified

CLEARWATER — A man who was found dead on the Clearwater Country Club golf course last week has been identified as Muslim F. Lateef, a 46-year-old homeless individual, Clearwater police said Tuesday.

The autopsy showed no signs of trauma, police spokeswoman Beth Watts said. The cause of death wasn't available.

Lateef was born in Ohio and moved to Pinellas County in 1989. He also went by another name, Alphonso L. Harris. He had an extensive criminal history, with larceny, theft and robbery charges in Florida stretching back to 1989. He was convicted of battery in 2008.

An employee at the country club stumbled upon Lateef's body as he was retrieving golf balls from a morning long-drive competition. Lateef was found lying face down, close to the second tee and near the bank of Stevenson Creek.

Watts said authorities had "exhausted all efforts" to find Lateef's next of kin.

Homeless man found dead on Clearwater golf course is identified 07/06/10 [Last modified: Tuesday, July 6, 2010 5:55pm]
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