Death Investigation

***Update as of 3:30 p.m. on June 27, 2017***

Who:
Charles P. Morris (Deceased)
DOB: 01/18/1954
Address: 1822 Bayshore Boulevard, Dunedin

Why/How:
Detectives assigned to the Robbery/Homicide Unit have identified the body of 63-year old Charles Morris, found floating in a Dunedin canal at about 3:48 p.m. on June 26, 2017.

According to detectives, Morris was first reported missing on June 21, 2017, after he left his Dunedin residence on June 20, 2017, and never returned home.

Morris suffered from a memory loss related illness and was considered a missing/endangered person.

Detectives were actively searching for Morris at the time his body was discovered behind the Cedar Creek Mobile Home Park in Dunedin.

Detectives say that Morris’ death does not appear suspicious in nature.  

Next of kin has been notified.

***End of Update***

***Original News Release***  
 

Who:
Pinellas County Sheriff’s Office
Patrol Operations Bureau
Investigative Operations Bureau
- Robbery & Homicide Unit

Deceased Adult Male (Identity Unconfirmed)

What:
Detectives assigned to the Robbery & Homicide Unit are conducting a death investigation after a body was found floating in a Dunedin canal.

When:
Deputies were called to the location at about 3:48 p.m. on Monday, June 26, 2017.

Where:
The body was found in a canal behind the Cedar Creek Mobile Home Park located at 605 Michigan Boulevard, in Dunedin.

Why/How:
Detectives assigned to the Robbery & Homicide Unit are conducting a death investigation after a body was found floating in a Dunedin canal.

At about 3:48 p.m. on June 26, 2017, deputies were called to the canal behind the Cedar Creek Mobile Home Park located at 605 Michigan Boulevard in Dunedin, for a body found floating in the water.

According to detectives, the decomposed remains of an adult male were found floating in the shallow canal just east of Bayshore Boulevard.

Detectives have not identified the deceased but say the death may be related to an ongoing missing endangered person investigation.

Detectives say the death does not appear suspicious in nature.

The investigation continues. 

Posted by Travis Sibley Monday, June 26, 2017 9:43:00 PM Categories: Death Investigations

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