Sheriff: No obvious signs of trauma to body found in Manatee

MANATEE -- The Manatee County Sheriff's Office is now saying there are no obvious signs of trauma to the body of a man who was found dead Thursday in south Manatee County, according to a news release.

The death was initially being investigated as a possible homicide, said sheriff's office spokesman Dave Bristow.

About 2 p.m., deputies responded to a residence in the 7200 block of Manatee Street. A relative had called the sheriff's office after going to the victim's residence to check on him, the release states.

Other details were not immediately available.