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Dead body found in Hillsborough apartment with unharmed infant, deputies say

Deputies say the official cause of death is pending an autopsy report from the Hillsborough County Medical Examiner’s Office.
 
Hillsborough County Sheriff's Office deputies are investigating a dead body found in a Hillsborough County apartment.
Hillsborough County Sheriff's Office deputies are investigating a dead body found in a Hillsborough County apartment. [ Shutterstock ]
Published March 2, 2023|Updated March 7, 2023

A dead body was found in a Hillsborough County apartment Tuesday, authorities said Wednesday night.

In a news release, the Hillsborough Sheriff’s Office said an unharmed infant also was in the apartment.

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Deputies said they found the body and the baby at about 9:30 p.m. Tuesday at The Avenue Apartments complex in the 9100 block of Avenue Club Drive. They discovered the person while conducting a welfare check at the apartment.

The Sheriff’s Office did not provide any identifying information about the person found dead or when that person might have died.

A cause of death was not stated in the release. Deputies say that information is “pending the autopsy report from the Hillsborough County Medical Examiner’s Office.”

There is “no apparent threat” to the public, deputies said.

The Sheriff’s Office asks anyone with information to call 813-247-8200. People can submit an anonymous tip by calling Crime Stoppers of Tampa Bay at 800-873-TIPS (8477).

This is a developing story. Check back to tampabay.com for updates.