Hillsborough County
David Gee, Sheriff
Tampa, FL
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    Release Number: 13-338

    • For Immediate Release:
    • Public Information Office of Hillsborough County Sheriff’s Office
    • August 26, 2013
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    Sunshine Skyway Suicide

    Man suffers fatal injuries after jumping from the center span of bridge.
    • Monday
    • August 26, 2013
    • Time: 4:56 AM
    • Sunshine Skyway Bridge

    Victim:

    William J. Schmitz
    DOB: 3-30-54
    4327 Marchmont Blvd.
    Land O’Lakes, FL

    Details:

    On August 26, 2013 at approximately 4:56 a.m. Schmitz drove his 2010 Kia to the center span of the Sunshine Skyway bridge. He exited his vehicle and jumped over the side of the railing. The body was recovered approximately 4 hours later.
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