Sarasota sheriff investigates death as homicide

March 20, 2013 

SARASOTA -- The Sarasota County Sheriff's Office was investigating as a homicide the death of a man found near a Sarasota intersection early Wednesday, according to a news release.

Steven B. Palasz, 44, was found about 3:36 a.m. near the intersection of Fry Street and Carter Avenue, in the Pinecraft area of Sarasota.

Anyone with information can call Criminal Investigations at 941-861-4900 or leave an anonymous tip with Crime Stoppers by calling 941-366-TIPS (8477), or online at or via text message by texting TIP109 plus a message to CRIMES (274637).

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