Human skeleton found near Big Bayou tentatively identified as 54-year-old Thomas S. Schafer

12:28 PM, Aug 27, 2012   |    comments
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St. petersburg, Florida-- Police have tentatively identified the human skeleton remains found near Big Bayou Friday as that of 54-year-old Thomas S. Schafer.

Edna Stephens Home employees reported Schafer missing on January 24, 2012. He was staying at the facility and last seen by staff there at about 5 p.m. on January 23, reports say.

After police removed the remains, police discovered a wallet containing cash and Schafer's identification in the pocket of the shorts found on the body.

The Medical Examiner's Office will determine a positive identification and the possible cause of death after further examination. 

At this time, police say there is no evidence of homicidal violence.

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