Body found by tourists near I-Drive retention pond

Body found by tourists near I-Drive retention pond ruled homicide

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A body found near a pond off International Drive has been ruled a homicide, the Orange County Sheriff's Office said Monday.

A father and son visiting Orlando from North Carolina were on their way to go fishing Sunday afternoon when they found a man's body in a wooded area by a retention pond near the 11600 block of I-Drive.

Investigators think the body was there for less than a week. The victim is a 5-feet, 7-inch Hispanic man who weighed about 175 pounds. His age has not been determined. The body had a surgical scar on his stomach, they said.

Anyone with information on this case is asked to call the Sheriff's Office at 407-836-HELP or Crimeline at 1-800-423-TIPS.

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