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Body found near airport is suspected homicide


A body was found early Wednesday morning near the Sarasota-Bradenton International Airport, and it's being investigated as a homicide, the Manatee County Sheriff's Office said.

According to a press release, a person driving in the 7900 block of North Tamiami Trail at around 5:30 a.m. saw an orange glow on the east side of the road, saw that it was a fire and called 911 to report it.

The Cedar Hammock Fire Department responded, put out the fire and discovered that it was a body. Deputies responded to the scene and detectives are treating the case as a homicide.

Anyone with information is asked to call the Sheriff's Office at 747-3011 or Crime Stoppers at (866) 634-TIPS.


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