FORT MYERS, Fla.- UPDATE: The deceased has been identified as 63-year-old Terry Conrad Dixon. The autopsy revealed that Dixon’s death was not the result of trauma. A final determination on Dixon’s cause of death is pending further testing by the Medical Examiner’s Office.
ORIGINAL REPORT: The Fort Myers Police Department is investigating a body found in the Caloosahatchee River at the downtown public boat ramp on Edwards Drive. The call came into dispatchers around 2:15 p.m.
A person walking in the area spotted the deceased about 15 feet from the shoreline.
Officers along with paramedics confirmed the information and pulled a white male from the water. There are no outward signs of trauma to the deceased. The cause of death has not yet been determined. An autopsy is scheduled for Friday.
Detectives located identification on the deceased, but are still working to confirm who he is through biometrics.
The investigation remains active at this time. Anyone with information is asked to call FMPD at 321-7700, Crime Stoppers at 1-800-780-TIPS or text message C-R-I-M-E-S (274637) Keyword FMPD. Tipsters can remain anonymous. No further information available. Updates will be issued via e-mail.