At 9:15 a.m. on Jan. 29, a dead body was found near the crosswalk at USF Bull Run Drive and Fowler Avenue adjacent to Pizzo Elementary, University Police (UP) said.
The person died from natural causes and has not been identified yet, according to university spokesperson Audrey Clarke.
“This means the death was not at the hands of himself or another,” Clarke said.
Clarke said that someone, who was not identified, reported the event to the staff at Pizzo Elementary.
The case has been sent to the Hillsborough Medical Examiner’s Office for forensics and analysis. UP is awaiting the results to certify the cause of death.
The Oracle contacted the Medical Examiner’s Office Wednesday afternoon, however, they couldn’t reveal any information on the individual by the time of publication.
Clarke said UP is actively investigating to determine the circumstances surrounding the incident.
Anyone with any information can contact UP at 813-974-2628.