Man Found Dead In L'Estancia Apartments Pond

Robert Paul Cooper, 21, was found dead in a pond at the L'Estancia Garden Apartmentsn Sarasota. No foul play is suspected.

Sarasota County investigators are trying to figure out why a 21-year-old Sarasota man died in a pond at .

Robert Paul Cooper, 21, of 3400 block of Coronado Drive, Sarasota, was found in the apartment complex's pond Saturday at 6:15 p.m, according to the . No foul play is suspected, the sheriff's office said.

A L'Estancia apartment resident was fishing in the pond when they saw the body, the sheriff's office said.

Sheriff’s Office S.U.R.F. (Sheriff’s Underwater Recovery Force) removed the man’s body from the pond, and detectives with the sheriff’s office and the Medical Examiner’s Office are investigating this death.  

Anyone with information is asked to call Criminal Investigations at 941-861-4900 or leave an anonymous tip with Crime Stoppers by calling 941-366-TIPS (8477), or online at www.sarasotacrimestoppers.com  or text TIP109 plus a message to CRIMES (274637).



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