Sunday, April 28, 2013
Mile Markers


Man's body found in dinghy

The Sheriff's Office is are investigating the death of a man found at noon Friday in an inflatable dinghy offshore Islamorada, according to an email Saturday morning from spokeswoman Deputy Becky Herrin.

The white man about 5 feet, 10 inches tall and 180 pounds has not been identified, Herrin said, and no ID was found on the scene. Detectives said there were no obvious signs of foul play.

Two people on a flats boat near Shell Key spotted the body and called authorities. The Coast Guard responded, bringing the dinghy and body back to shore. An autopsy will be done to determine the cause of his death.


Coalition meets today

The Keys Coalition against Human Trafficking invites community members to its annual meeting, scheduled for 3 p.m. today at the Marathon Firehouse, 8900 Overseas Highway, Gulf side.

The meeting will be hosted by Monroe County Mayor George Neugent and Ginger Snead.

Greg Feldman, the regional criminal justice coordinator for the Florida Department of Children and Families, will speak.

For more information, email or call 305-451-5517.


Dispose of meds safely

National Prescription Drug Take-Back Day was Saturday, but the Monroe County Health Department and Sheriff's Office encourage proper disposal of old or outdated medications throughout the year to safeguard public health and the environment. Anyone with no-longer-needed prescription drugs and other medications, as well as inhalers, boxes, bottles, droppers and other containers, can bring them to Sheriff's Office substations on Plantation Key (Upper Keys) or Cudjoe (Lower Keys) or in Marathon (Middle Keys) from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday. The Sheriff's Office also offers a pickup service. Medications from commercial establishments are not accepted. For more information, call 305-809-5653.