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Body found in Punta Gorda drainage ditch

Posted: 9:08 AM, Sep 07, 2018
Updated: 2018-09-07 13:08:59Z

CHARLOTTE COUNTY, Fla. – An unidentified man was found dead in a drainage ditch in Punta Gorda Thursday.

It happened just off U.S. 17 at Marlympia Way.

Deputies tell us the death does not appear suspicious but are waiting for the medical examiner to confirm the cause of death.