54-year-old man found dead in Venice pond behind gas station

Detectives investigating after body found behind gas station in Venice

VENICE, Fla. (WWSB) - Detectives are working to learn how a 54-year-old man ended up being found dead in a Venice pond.

Deputies were called to a pond behind a gas station at Auburn and Point Loop Drive around 1pm Thursday after a man was seen floating face down in the water.

The victim was identified as Mark Bailey.

At this point, it’s unclear how he died and detectives are investigating.

An official cause of death will be determined by the Medical Examiner’s Office.

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