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JSO: Unidentified body found in Trout River had been in water less than two days

The cause of death is unknown for the body of an unidentified man in his mid-to-late 40's found in Trout River, no signs of foul play.

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. — Around 9:30 a.m. Friday a fisherman spotted a body in the Trout River and called police, Jacksonville Sheriff's Office Sergeant Mike Russell said at a briefing.

Neighbors woke up to an active police scene on Trout River Boulevard.

“We were outside at 8:30 a.m. or so this morning, and we saw a police boat drive by. Like an hour later I came out to the front and saw bunch of cops drive by and I saw them slow down and so I was like what's going on," said a neighbor who would like to remain anonymous.

This neighbor says he took his drone out, and he explained to First Coast News what he saw. 

“I guess they were doing their investigation, but his body was just laying there kind of uncovered for hours in the sun probably this morning,” said the neighbor.

The body is an unidentified male in his mid-to-late 40's, according to Russell. The cause of death is unknown as of now, and there were no signs of foul play.

The body had been in the water less than two days, near the 3500 block of Trout River Boulevard, according to Russell.

Deputies recovered the body and have taken it to the Medical Examiner's Office to determine cause of death, Russell said. They are canvassing the area for information.

Please contact Jacksonville Sheriff's Office with any information at (904) 630-0500, or call Crime Stoppers to remain anonymous at Crime Stoppers at 1-866-845-TIPS (8477).

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