UPDATE: No Foul Play Suspected In Siesta Key Canal Death
A man's body was recovered from a Siesta Key canal Sunday evening, according to the Sarasota County Sheriff's Office.
Updated 1:30 p.m. Sept. 24
Investigators initially believe there was no foul play involved in a man's death that led to his body to be found in a Siesta Key canal Sunday night.
The victim is identified as Robert Chittenden, 41 of 5239 Herons Way in The Landings, according to the sheriff's office. He was found near channel marker 72 at 7:08 p.m. Sunday.
Deputies found some of his belongings in a pavilion near marker 74, located at the end of a nature walk across from his home, according to the sheriff's office.
No signs of trauma were visible, but the Medical Examiner's office will perform an autopsy, according to the sheriff's office.
Anyone with information on this case should call the Sheriff’s Office Criminal Investigations Section at 861-4900 or Crime Stoppers at 366-TIPS(8477).