Sarasota man found dead in hot tub

Posted by Kate Irby on June 11, 2014 

SARASOTA -- A maintenance worker found a drowned man in a hot tub early Wednesday morning, according to the Sarasota County Sheriff's Office.

A maintenance worker at the complex in the 1600 block of Presidio Street in Sarasota discovered the body of Stephen James Bitney, 62, when he was checking the pool area at 6 a.m. Wednesday, according to a report.

The worker called the sheriff's office, which have found no signs of foul play, according to deputies.

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