Sarasota police detectives are investigating a body found near a boat ramp in Sarasota this afternoon.
The badly decomposed body was found about 1:30 p.m. by workers cutting bushes at the Centennial Park and Boat Ramp at 10th Street and U.S. 41, police said.
The unidentified 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.
The medical examiner will conduct an autopsy to determine the cause of death.
Anyone with information is asked to call the Sarasota Police Department at (941) 954-7070 or leave an anonymous tip with Crime Stoppers by calling 941-366-TIPS (8477) or online at www.sarasotacrimestoppers.com.