A body was found at Fort De Soto Park Wednesday, according to the Pinellas County Sheriff’s Office.
Around 11:17 a.m., deputies responded to Fort De Soto East Beach, where they found 57-year-old Dyrle Burkett of St. Petersburg in the water near the shore. Burkett was pronounced dead at the scene and is said to have died from unnatural causes, according to the sheriff’s office.
Detectives in the robbery/homicide unit will conduct the death investigation.
According to investigators, Burkett is reported to have said he wanted to harm himself.
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The investigation is ongoing.