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Authorities seeking identity of deceased floating near Matanzas Pass

Lee Herald Favicon 16Deputies are asking for the public’s help in identifying the body of a dead man found floating in the water near Fort Myers Beach on Sunday.

According to the Lee County Sheriff’s Office, deputies responded to reports of a dead body floating in the water near Matanzas Pass on Sunday morning.

After and investigation, detectives said that the death did not appear to be suspicious, but efforts to identify the body have been unsuccessful and details are being released to the public in hopes that someone will recognize the man.

He is described as a white male, about 50-years old, weighing approximately 265 pounds and 5’5” in height. He had brown or hazel eyes and was wearing swim trunks and Nike sneakers pictured below. The LCSO has also included a sketch of the man.

Anyone with information is asked to call the Lee County Sheriff’s Office Major Crimes Unit at 239-477-1000 or 239-477-1050 or call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-780-TIPS (8477).  All callers to Crime Stoppers will remain anonymous. Tips may also be made online at www.southwestfloridacrimestopers.com on the P3Tips mobile app.


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