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Thursday, Apr 17, 2014
Crime & Courts

Body found near Sarasota boat ramp identified


Sarasota police detectives have identified a body found near a boat ramp in Sarasota on Wednesday afternoon.

The body of Gregory Palchak, 53, address unknown, was found by workers cutting bushes at Centennial Park and Boat Ramp at 10th Street and U.S. 41, police said.

There did not appear to be any signs of foul play, detectives said.

The badly decomposed body apparently has been in the area for at least several days, police said, because the workers cut the bushes weekly and told investigators they did not see anything last week.