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Sarasota County detectives and forensics vehicles park on Auburn Road at Point Loope Drive in South Venice, after a body was found in a storm water retention pond.

SOUTH VENICE - The Sarasota County Sheriff's Office responded at 1:15 p.m. today for the report of a dead person in a stormwater pond.

The pond is located closest to Point Loope Drive and Auburn Road, behind the RaceTrac gas station on Tamiami Trail near Jacaranda Boulevard in South Venice.

The stormwater pond appears to be on property owned by Jacaranda Trace and is hidden from Point Loope Drive by heavy vegetation.

"The area is secure and our detectives are on scene," said Kaitlin Perez, public information officer at the Sheriff's Office.

No other information is being released as of Thursday evening.

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