Dead body found under DeSoto Bridge

BRADENTON — Bradenton police are investigating the discovery of a dead body found this afternoon under the DeSoto Bridge.

The man was discovered around noon by a resident who noticed the body while he was eating lunch. The body is located underneath the bridge on the southside of the overpass.

A crime scene investigator found a note by the body.

Bradenton Police Deputy Chief J.J. Lewis said the body is a man but no other information is yet known as police are awaiting the medical examiner’s office to arrive.