Pinellas County

Deputies: Missing man found dead St. Pete pond

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (WFLA) - The body of a missing man was found floating in a pond in unincorporated St. Petersburg Thursday morning, officials said.

The discovery was made around 7 a.m. near the 9700 block of 48th Ave. North.

Deputies said a resident found the man in a nearby pond and called 911.

Authorities responded and pulled the body of 40-year-old Christopher Renner from the water. He was pronounced dead at 7:21 a.m.

According to deputies, Renner was reported missing this week when he did not show up for work. Renner was last seen Monday at the Bay Pines Sports Bar, located at 9768 48th Avenue North. Employees said he left the establishment around 11:30 p.m., but deputies say he never returned home.  

Detectives say the circumstances surrounding his death do not appear to be suspicious in nature.  His cause of death is unknown and pending autopsy results.

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