Release posted on 06-09-21 at 11:16 p.m.
The Fire Dept. initially responded to a grass fire in a wooded area near the Rest Area just before the Skyway Bridge.
Once they put out the fire, they discovered a body and notified police at about 8p.m.
Forensic technicians will be carefully collecting the evidence throughout the night.
No new details are expected to be released tonight. I will send an update in the morning.
Release posted on 06-09-21 at 9:37 p.m.
At 8 p.m., the Police dept responded to assist the Fire Dept with a fire near the rest area of the Skyway Bridge.
Once the fire was extinguished, a body was discovered.
Investigators have now been called in. We are still in the early stages of the investigation and have no other information to release at this time.
St. Petersburg Police Media Relations - (727) 893-7550
YOLANDA FERNANDEZ - Public Information Officer