Body found in Memorial Park
A 68-year-old homeless man was found dead Monday afternoon in Memorial Park, according to the Monroe County Sheriff's Office.
The body was discovered by a man riding a scooter south on U.S. 1 at 12:30 p.m., said office spokeswoman Deputy Becky Herrin.
Detectives identified the body but would not release the name Tuesday, saying they were trying to first notify his family.
There were no obvious signs of criminal activity and detectives believe the man died of natural causes.
An autopsy was ordered to determine cause of death, Herrin said.
LITTLE TORCH KEY
Man, 65, dies while diving
A 65-year-old Orlando diver died Monday, according to the Sheriff's Office.
Deputies responded to Dolphin Marina on Little Torch Key at 6:15 p.m. as the diver was being brought in by Tow Boat US. Workers performed CPR on the man en route to the marina, reports say.
But once ashore, he was taken to Fishermen's Hospital where he was pronounced dead.
The man was on his third dive of the day in 15 to 20 feet of water with a friend at Big Pine Shoal, reports say. The two diver surfaced, but the victim as unresponsive and began floating away.
An autopsy will determine cause of death. Detectives had not notified his family as of Tuesday evening.
City reviews $163 M budget Thurs.
City Commissioners will review the fiscal year 2013-14 budget, set for $163 million, and a proposed 2 percent tax hike that works out to $285 per $100,000 of assessed value.
The commission meets 6 p.m. Thursday at Old City Hall, 510 Greene St. in a special budget hearing.
This will be the first of two reviews required in order for the commission to make a final vote.
City Manager Bob Vitas has said Key West is in fine financial shape in comparison to other cities across the nation.
Because of the Labor Day holiday, the commission will hold its regular meeting at 6 p.m. tonight at Old City Hall.
Full agendas are available at www.keywestcity.com under the Online Services menu.