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Death Investigation


Update - Homicide Investigation

The deceased victim found at 1144 9th Ave N has been identified as Scott Jenks (DOB 04/08/1971).

Detectives say Jenks was at "The Sports Bar" (located in the same shopping plaza) prior to his death and they are asking anyone who may have seen or heard something last night or this morning, to give them a call at 727-893-7780.

You can also send an anonymous message by texting "SPPD" and your tip to TIP-411.

Report# 2020-001811

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SPPD is conducting a death investigation at 1144 94th Ave N.  We received a call that a man was down around 4:40am.

Officers found a 48-year-old man with evidence of trauma, deceased in the parking lot.

More information will be released as it becomes available.

Report# 2020-001811