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Release Number: 09-057

For Immediate Release

Public Information Office

March 1, 2009

Debbie Carter:

(813) 247-8060




Unknown white male,  40 50 years of age


Death investigation


March 1, 2009 at 5:05 p.m.


11th avenue N.W. and 4th Street N.W.








At approximately 5:05 p.m.  a worker discovered the body in a ditch, approximately 15 feet off the roadway.  The victim was fully clothed and there are no visible signs of trauma.  There was no identification on the individual.


The Medical Examiners Office will determine the cause of death.


Detectives believe that the subject could possibly be one of the homeless individuals in the Ruskin area.