Hillsborough County
David Gee, Sheriff
Tampa, FL
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    Release Number: 12-422

    • For Immediate Release:
    • Public Information Office of Hillsborough County Sheriff’s Office
    • November 5, 2012
    • Contact Person:
    • Debbie Carter : dcarter@hcso.tampa.fl.us
    • 813/247-8059

    Eighty Year Old Drowns In Pond

    The pond was adjacent to where he lived.
    • Friday
    • November 2, 2012
    • Time: 9:30 PM
    • 4630 McIntosh Road
    • Plant City, Florida


    Joseph Edgar Ross
    DOB: 2/26/1932
    Tampa East RV Resort Park
    4630 McIntosh Road
    Plant City, Florida


    On November 3, 2012, at approximately 10:00 a.m. the body of Joseph Ross was discovered in a pond which is adjacent to the RV park where he lived. The body was discovered by another resident at the park who in turn notified the park maintenance man.

    At approximately midnight last night, November 2, 2012, the Sheriff's Office was called by a resident at the park that told deputies that they had heard what they thought was someone yelling for help at around 9:30 p.m. and about five minutes later the yelling stopped. The resident waited approximately 2 1/2 hours before making the call. Three deputies were dispatched at midnight and conducted a search of the RV park and walked around the entire pond which is filled with underwater vegetation on the premises. The deputies searched for approximately 30 minutes not finding anything.

    It appears that Ross wondered into the pond and drowned.
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