Body of Missing Man Found Floating in Residential Pond

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Body of Missing Man Found Floating in Residential Pond

Detectives from the Pinellas County Sheriff’s Office are investigating the death of a missing St. Petersburg man found floating in a residential pond.

Christopher Renner, age 40, was reported missing on Tuesday, April 10, 2018.  He was last seen at the Bay Pines Sports Bar located at 9685 Bay Pines Boulevard in unincorporated St. Petersburg.

Renner’s body was found in a pond near 9768 48th Avenue North in unincorporated St. Petersburg at approximately 7:14 a.m. on Thursday, April 12, 2018.

Flier distributed by family members when Renner was reported missing

A concerned family member told deputies that Renner never returned home after being at the bar and he never showed up for work the next day.

Detectives made contact with employees at the Bay Pines Sports Bar and confirmed that Renner was last seen leaving the establishment at about 11:30 p.m. on Monday, April 9, 2018.

At about 7:14 a.m. on Thursday, April 12, 2018, deputies were called to a residence located at 9768 48th Avenue North, in  unincorporated St. Petersburg, after a  resident found a man’s body floating in a nearby pond.

Paramedics responded and pronounced the man deceased at about 7:21 a.m.

Detectives confirmed the body was that of Christopher Renner. Detectives say the circumstances surrounding Renner’s death do not appear suspicious. The cause and manner of Renner’s death are pending the outcome of the Medical Examiner’s autopsy.

Next of kin has been notified.

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