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Body found floating in harbor identified; homicide ruled out

(ran SS edition of Metro & State)

Investigators have identified a man whose body was found floating near the VA Medical Center at Bay Pines on Wednesday morning and determined he was not a victim of a homicide. A boater found the body of Gary F. Glacz, 48, floating in a harbor just west of the hospital. An autopsy was performed Thursday, but Pinellas County Sheriff's Office detectives are awaiting toxicology tests before they will say how Glacz died. But they said there were no signs of foul play or violence on Glacz's body. "It's not a homicide," said Sgt. Michael J. Ring of the Sheriff's Office homicide unit. Ring said investigators have a theory on how Glacz died, but he declined to discuss it until receiving toxicology results. Those tests could take a week or two, said Sheriff's Office spokesman Cal Dennie. Ring said Glacz had been living on a 32-foot cabin cruiser, the Reunion Tarpon Springs, that was tied or anchored near the shore. His body was found about 20 feet from the boat. Investigators noticed Wednesday that a sliding glass door on the boat was open; a padlock used to secure the door was unlocked.

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