Hillsborough County
David Gee, Sheriff
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    Release Number: 12-314 (12-305)

    • For Immediate Release:
    • Public Information Office of Hillsborough County Sheriff’s Office
    • August 14, 2012
    • Contact Person:
    • Debbie Carter : dcarter@hcso.tampa.fl.us
    • 813/247-8059

    The Body Of A Man Found In The Courtney Campbell Causeway Has Been Identified

    The man was discovered August 7.
    • Tuesday
    • August 7, 2012
    • Time: 10:00 AM
    • Courtney Campbell Causeway


    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
    DOB: 9-18-83
    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.
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