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Release Number: 09-057 (09-070)

For Immediate Release

Public Information Office

March 11, 2009

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

(813) 247-8060

 

 

Who:

UPDATE:  The victim has been identified as :

Dale Strunk, dob: 01-19-57

At large

 

Cause of death pending Toxicology

 

 

 

Unknown white male,  40 50 years of age

What:

Death investigation

When:

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

Where:

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

Ruskin

Why/How:

 

 

 

 

 

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.