Body found in water near Mahaffey Theater identified as George Lee Babec

1:10 PM, Feb 1, 2013   |    comments
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St. Petersburg, Florida-- St. Pete Police have identified the man whose body was found floating in the water across from the Mahaffey Theater Thursday evening as 72-year-old George Lee Babec.

A passer-by saw Babec's body floating near the seawall in the 300 block of Bayshore Drive around 5:15 p.m. Police said Thursday Babec was wearing a jogging suit and did not appear to have been in the water long.

At this time, detectives say there are no indications of foul play and they are still awaiting the report from the medical examiner's office on Babec's cause of death.

Detectives also say they have not been able to locate any of Babec's family members so they ask that anyone who may have known Babec to contact investigator Brenda Stevenson at 727-893-4207.

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