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Body found in retention pond near I-275 and Gandy Boulevard, officers say

A St. Petersburg police spokesperson said the person’s identity and cause of death are not known at this time.
 
St. Petersburg Police Department and St. Petersburg Fire Rescue crews recovered the body. Nothing is currently known about the person's identity.
St. Petersburg Police Department and St. Petersburg Fire Rescue crews recovered the body. Nothing is currently known about the person's identity. [ Times ]
Published Dec. 12, 2022|Updated Dec. 12, 2022

St. Petersburg first responders recovered a body found Monday in a retention pond near Interstate 275 and Gandy Boulevard, St. Petersburg Police Department officers said.

Yolanda Fernandez, St. Petersburg Police Department spokesperson, said it is too early to tell anything about the body, including the person’s identity and how they died.

“Investigators will rely on the Medical Examiner to determine the gender, race, and age of the victim,” the agency said in a news release Monday afternoon.

Officers said the St. Petersburg Fire Rescue Dive Team helped recover the body.

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