Missing Bradenton man found dead

jdeleon@bradenton.comMay 16, 2014 

MANATEE -- The body of 37-year-old man reported missing earlier this month was found near where the man worked, according to the Manatee County Sheriff's Office.

Benjamin Mastovich had been missing since May 5 after he left his job at Hobart Systems, 11001 U.S. Highway 41 N., Palmetto.

Mastovich was found by Manatee County Sheriff's Office Search and Rescue team, according to a news release.

An autopsy was conducted later in the day and all the evidence was consistent with a suicide, the sheriff's office said.

Mastovich's motorcycle was still at the business when he was first reported missing and he hadn't been seen by co-workers or family since May 5.

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