Partnership Policing Communications Coordinator (PIO)
Desk Phone: 941-954-7094
Sarasota Police Detectives Investigating Body Found in Sarasota Bay
Detectives with the Sarasota Police Department Criminal investigation Division are continuing their investigation into a body that was found in the water near the water basin of the Hyatt shortly before 9 a.m. on Thursday, August 1, 2019. The body, which is an adult, black, male, was found by a boater who met Officers and EMS off Sunset Drive shortly after calling 911.
The Medical Examiner’s Office has taken custody of the body to determine the cause of death. Detectives are treating this as an unattended death investigation at this time. Detectives are also working with the Sarasota Police Department Victim Advocate to notify next of kin.
The investigation remains active and ongoing. Anyone with any information on this case is asked to call Detective Kim Laster at 941-364-7327.