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Release Number: 09-011

For Immediate Release

Public Information Office

January 15, 2009

Debbie Carter: dcarter@hcso.tampa.fl.us

(813) 247-8060

 

 

Who:

 Victim:  Gerald Eckstein, dob: 09-24-17

              12805 Astonwood Dr, Tampa

 

What:

Suicide

When:

Wednesday, January 15, 2009 at 2:20 p.m.

Where:

Skyway Bridge

Why/How:

Deputies responded to the Skyway Bridge this morning at approximately 2:20 p.m. in reference to a possible suicide called in by the Florida Highway Patrol.  A body was recovered and turned over to the Medical Examiners Office.  The victimís vehicle was discovered parked on top of the Skyway Bridge.