SARASOTA -- The man found dead in the Gulf of Mexico on Sunday off Lido Key has been identified as David Lawrence Barngrover, according to the Sarasota County Sheriff's Office.
Barngrover was 57. His last known address was in Sarasota.
Deputies did not initially release Barngover's name because they were trying to contact his family members.
At approximately 2 p.m. Sunday, members of the Sarasota County Sheriff's Office Marine Unit, Sarasota County Fire Department and Sarasota Police Department responded to an area off Lido Key where a body was discovered in the Gulf of Mexico.
"The victim was transported to the 10th Street boat ramp, where he was pronounced deceased," a release states.
Deputies did not say whether or not there was any trauma to the body.
As the investigation continues, detectives ask anyone with information on Barngrover or his recent activities to call Criminal Investigations at 861-4925.