Advertisement
  1. News
  2. /
  3. St. Petersburg

Body found after fire at rest area near Sunshine Skyway Bridge, police say

The body was found just after 8 p.m. after police helped St. Petersburg Fire Rescue put out a grass fire near the rest stop.
Check tampabay.com for the latest breaking news and updates.
Check tampabay.com for the latest breaking news and updates. [ Photo illustration by ASHLEY DYE and LUIS SANTANA | Times ]
Published Jun. 10
Updated Jun. 10

ST. PETERSBURG — A dead body was found Wednesday night at a rest area near the Sunshine Skyway Bridge, according to the St. Petersburg Police Department.

The body was discovered just after 8 p.m. after police assisted St. Petersburg Fire Rescue in putting out a grass fire in a wooded area near the rest stop.

A cause for the fire was not released by police. It’s unclear if the fire was the cause of death of the person found. An investigation is ongoing.

This is a breaking news story. Stick with tampabay.com for updates.