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August 14, 2012, Hillsborough County Sheriff’s Office detectives have positively identified the body that was discovered on August 7, 2012 floating of the Courtney Campbell Causeway.
Jonnie Butler, III
2371 - 7th Street North
St. Petersburg, Florida
Hillsborough County Sheriff’s Office is investigating the discovery of what appears to be the body of an adult male. Sheriff’s Office was notified that a body was discovered this morning by the Coast Guard that was flying in the area of the Courtney Campbell Causeway. Florida Fish and Wildlife recovered the body from the water and brought it to the boat ramp on the Causeway. Investigators believe that the body is that of a missing person out of St. Petersburg P.D. jurisdiction. That person’s abandoned vehicle was discovered on the center span of the Courtney Campbell on Sunday, August 5, 2012.
The body will be turned over to the Medical Examiners Office to determine cause of death and identification is pending dental records.