Missing Sarasota Hunter Found Dead in Pasco County

NEW PORT RICHEY, Fla. (AP) — State wildlife officials say they’ve found the body of a hunter reported missing in the Tampa Bay area.

According to the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission, David Smowton was reported missing Monday. His brother told authorities that the 56-year-old Sarasota man had planned a hunting trip Saturday in the Green Swamp West Wildlife Management Area in Pasco County, but he had not returned.

Smowton had been hunting small game with a shot gun.

Officials said Tuesday that a state wildlife officer found Smowton’s body about a mile from his vehicle.

The Pasco County Sheriff’s Office is investigating.

Copyright 2012 The Associated Press.

Comments

Leave a Reply

Please log in using one of these methods to post your comment:

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s

More From CBS Tampa

Kids Rock Science presented by Tampa Bay Water - A STEM Event at MOSIClick here to inquire about becoming our STEM sponsor!
Gasparilla 2017: Invasion, Pirates, Parade & Parking By The NumbersAs the January 28th, 2017 Gasparilla Pirate Festival nears, the pirates are preparing for one crazy invasion. Here is a look at this year's festival by the numbers.

Listen Live