WIMAUMA — Hillsborough County Sheriff’s deputies are investigating the killing of a man whose body, they said, was found on the side of a rural road near the Little Manatee River.
A passing driver noticed the body of the man about 7:30 a.m. Thursday near 3500 County Road 579, deputies said. He appeared to have suffered trauma to his upper body.
Deputies described the body as that of a Hispanic man in his late 20s or early 30s. They said they have not confirmed his identity.
Detectives asked that anyone who went through the area early Thursday morning and saw anything suspicious, such as a vehicle stopped at the side of the road, call the Hillsborough County Sheriff’s Office at 813-247-8200 or Crime Stoppers at 1-800-873-TIPS (8477).