Body found in Mulberry pond prompts death investigation

Last Updated: Wednesday, May 17, 2017, 1:21 PM EDT

The Polk County Sheriff's Office is investigating after a body was found Wednesday in a Mulberry pond.

  • Body found in pond in Mulberry
  • Deputies investigating
  • Anyone with information asked to call Polk Sheriff's Office

Deputies received a call after a man fishing in a retention pond, near Imperial Parkway in Mulberry, found a body floating near the shore.

According to authorities, the body is that of a white man with brown hair, wearing a blue Florida Gators jersey, and black and orange swim trunks. The body has multiple tattoos on the hand, arm, chest, and knees.

Authorities are trying to determine his identity. 

Anyone with information on this case is asked to call the Polk County Sheriff's Office at 863-298-6200 or to remain anonymous and be eligible for a cash reward call Heartland Crime Stoppers at 1-800-226-TIPS (8477), or visit www.heartlandcrimestoppers.com.