NewsLocal News


Victim identified in Sarasota death investigation, police seeking tips

Posted at 10:19 AM, Sep 09, 2022
and last updated 2022-09-14 15:45:15-04

SARASOTA, Fla. — Sarasota Police are conducting a death investigation after a body was found floating in the water near Bayfront Drive.

Officers were called to the scene around 6:15 p.m. on September 8 after a citizen spotted the body in the water. The victim, who has now been identified as 31-year-old Daniel Flowers, was pronounced dead on scene.

Police said this is an isolated incident with no threat to the public, and they do not suspect foul play. The District 12 Medical Examiner’s Office will determine the cause of death.

Police are asking anyone who saw Flowers before his death or anyone with information about his frequent whereabouts to contact Detective Steven Fergus with the Criminal Investigations Division at 941-263-6059. You can also leave an anonymous tip with Crime Stoppers by calling 941-366-TIPS, or online.