Officials identify man found dead in pond near Publix in Sarasota

May 6, 2013 

— The Sarasota County Sheriff's Office reported finding the body of a man floating in a water retention area at the rear of the Publix complex in the 8400 block of Tamiami Trail at 6:36 p.m. Monday.

Tuesday morning, officials identified the man as Joseph M. Gorey, 56. The death remains under investigation but at this time does not appear to be suspicious, sheriff's officials said.

Anyone with information can call the Criminal Investigations Section at 941-861-1719 or leave an anonymous tip with Crime Stoppers by calling 941-366-TIPS (8477), online at crimestoppers.com .

Bradenton Herald is pleased to provide this opportunity to share information, experiences and observations about what's in the news. Some of the comments may be reprinted elsewhere in the site or in the newspaper. We encourage lively, open debate on the issues of the day, and ask that you refrain from profanity, hate speech, personal comments and remarks that are off point. Thank you for taking the time to offer your thoughts.

Commenting FAQs | Terms of Service