ST. JOHNS COUNTY, Fla. -- A badly decomposed body found off County Road 210 near Interstate 95 in a pond Tuesday night was identified as 43-year-old Brian White of New Port Richey, deputies say.

Members of the St. Johns County Sheriff's Office spent hours Tuesday working to retrieve the body after it was discovered by a police helicopter flying overhead, a sheriff's office spokesperson said.

Deputies report White spent time in the Jacksonville area visiting relatives and was seen on surveillance video in a St. Augustine convince store on January 28.

Deputies say they were in the process of searching for White's cell phone in the County Road 210 corridor when that came across the body of the 43-year-old man floating in a pond in an old KOA campground site off of Sandy Creek Parkway.

Further information from the Medical Examiner's Office and the White's cause of death is still pending.