Hillsborough County
David Gee, Sheriff
Tampa, FL
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    Release Number: 11-406

    • For Immediate Release:
    • Public Information Office of Hillsborough County Sheriff’s Office
    • December 5, 2011
    • Contact Person:
    • Debbie Carter : dcarter@hcso.tampa.fl.us
    • 813/247-8059

    Sunshine Skyway Bridge Suicide

    Positive Identification has been made on the Skyway Bridge jumper.
    • Monday
    • November 28, 2011
    • Time: 8:49 AM
    • Sunshine Skyway Bridge


    Paul Grasso
    DOB: 3-15-65
    9303 Bayshore Road
    Lot A-64
    Palmetto, FL


    On November 28, 2011 at approximately 8:49 a.m. Hillsborough County Sheriff’s Office was called to the Sunshine Skyway Bridge in reference to a jumper off the bridge. According to witnesses, the individual drove a motor scooter to the top of the northbound side of the bridge, walked over to the rail and jumped.

    A body was recovered on December 1, 2011 and turned over to the Hillsborough County Medical Examiners office where an autopsy was performed and positive identification was to be determined.

    On December 5, 2011, Hillsborough County Medical Examiners Office was able to make positive identification of Paul Grasso through fingerprints.
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