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Briefs

Body found in Hillsborough River

By Times Staff
Published September 13, 2005


TAMPA - Police were investigating an unexplained death of a man whose body was found Monday floating in the Hillsborough River near downtown.

Someone called police about 5 p.m. to report the body north of Kennedy Boulevard, and the department's dive team was called in, said Tampa police spokesman Joe Durkin.

Police do not know the man's identity. He was wearing jeans and a T-shirt, Durkin said.

The body showed no signs of injury and the cause of death remained under investigation, he said.

Man accused of molesting girl

ST. PETERSBURG - Sheriff's deputies on Monday arrested a 43-year-old man accused of molesting a girl in 2003 and 2004.

Lee C. Jiles, no address given, was held Monday on a charge of capital sexual battery.

The girl was under 12 and lived with her aunt, who dated Jiles, according to court documents.

[Last modified September 13, 2005, 01:44:05]


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