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Body found in the water at Punta Gorda Monday morning

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Posted at 8:56 AM, May 06, 2019
and last updated 2019-05-06 14:00:15-04

PUNTA GORDA, Fla. -- Police launched an investigation in Punta Gorda Monday morning after a body was found in the Peace River.

Investigators were called to Laishley Park Monday morning to investigate.

Punta Gorda Police confirmed with Fox 4 that a body was found in the water by a boater just before 7 a.m.

Detectives are in the process of recovering the body.

We'll update as we learn more.