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 .

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