Man's body is found in water near Sunshine Skyway bridge
By Times Staff Writer
Published September 5, 2003
ST. PETERSBURG - A man's body was found Thursday evening in the water near the Sunshine Skyway bridge, the result of an apparent suicide.
Officials said a motorist called the Florida Highway Patrol about 9:30 p.m. to report a car that had been abandoned along the northbound lanes. The vehicle's engine was running, and a driver's license and credit card lay on the front seat.
A trooper peering over the side of the bridge with a spotlight noticed the man's body in the water.
Crews recovered the body shortly thereafter. Authorities did not make an identification Thursday night, pending notification of kin.