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Arlington business on Lee Road reports discovery of body in retention pond

Byeditor

Apr 2, 2024

The body of a man was discovered in a Jacksonville retention pond on Tuesday morning, and police have ruled out foul play. Officers responded to a call about a possible drowning on Lee Road just north of Atlantic Boulevard at 8 a.m. The Jacksonville Sheriff’s Office dive team and Jacksonville Fire and Rescue Department recovered the man’s body from the pond. Unfortunately, he was pronounced dead at the scene. His identity and age have not been released.

Investigators have not determined the circumstances surrounding the drowning, as there were no signs of trauma and foul play is not suspected at this time. The case is currently being treated as an undetermined death. The pond is located on vacant property near an abandoned house, and police do not believe the man lived there.

Anyone with information related to this incident is urged to contact the Jacksonville Sheriff’s Office via phone at 904-630-0500, email at jsocrimetips@jaxsheriff.org, or through CrimeStoppers at 866-845-TIPS. The investigation is ongoing, and authorities are working to gather more information about the man’s death.

By editor

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