Bradenton police investigate man's death as homicide

Bradenton police are investigating as a homicide the death of a 38-year-old man found in his apartment on Monday.

Eric Spann's partially decomposed body was found by his landlord in the upstairs apartment of the building at 2207 Ninth St. W, according to Bradenton police.

Other details were not immediately available.

Span's death is the 17th homicide in Manatee County this year -- and the third in August. This also is the third homicide within the city limits of Bradenton this year.