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Deputies investigating after body found in submerged car in north Tampa

Hillsborough sheriff’s investigators check the scene along West Prince Street in Tampa where a body was found in a submerged car. [Hillsborough County Sheriff’s Office]
Hillsborough sheriff’s investigators check the scene along West Prince Street in Tampa where a body was found in a submerged car. [Hillsborough County Sheriff’s Office]
Published Mar. 15, 2019

TAMPA — Deputies are investigating after discovering a body inside a car submerged in a pond near North Florida Avenue and Fletcher Street.

Deputies responded about 8:30 a.m. Friday after someone called 911 to report a car underwater off West Prince Street, according to the Hillsborough County Sheriff's Office. Investigators found a man dead inside the car.

West Prince Street has no outlet and the pond is just beyond the end of the street.

Investigators were working to identify the person and notify next of kin. The Sheriff's Office did not immediately say whether investigators suspect foul play\.

Contact Tony Marrero at tmarrero@tampabay.com or (813) 226-3374. Follow @tmarrerotimes.