Deputies investigating death of 54-year-old man found in a Venice pond

Detectives investigating after body found behind gas station in Venice

VENICE, Fla. (WWSB) - The Sarasota County Sheriff’s Office is currently conducting a death investigation after a man was found deceased in a Venice pond.

Deputies received a call and arrived on scene around 1:00 p.m. on Thursday in the area of Auburn Road and Point Loop Drive after receiving a report of a deceased person lying face down in a body of water.

The person has been been identified as 54-year-old Mark Bailey.

At this time, the cause of his death is unknown, but there is an active and ongoing investigation.

No further information is available at this time.

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