Sheriff's Office IDs body found in pond

Michael Eli Hampton, 23, was found Wednesday morning in a retention pond at The Club at Renaissance in south Fort Myers.

Lee County Sheriff's Office

Michael Eli Hampton, 23, was found Wednesday morning in a retention pond at The Club at Renaissance in south Fort Myers.

Michael Eli Hampton, 23, was found Wednesday morning in a retention pond at The Club at Renaissance in south Fort Myers.

Lee County Sheriff's Office

Michael Eli Hampton, 23, was found Wednesday morning in a retention pond at The Club at Renaissance in south Fort Myers.

— The victim has been identified as Michael Eli Hampton, 23.

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Detectives with the Lee County Sheriff’s Office Major Crimes Unit are seeking the public’s assistance in identifying the man found Wednesday morning in a pond at The Club at Renaissance in south Fort Myers.

The man is described as a white male in his early to mid 20's, 5-feet-8-inches tall, 145 pounds, with close-cropped red hair and a chin-strap-style beard about one-half-inch wide.  He had multiple tattoos on both arms, including the word “Struggling” on the back of his right forearm along with the names “Jay” and “Mikey.”  He had the saying “Hard 2 Love” tattooed in black across his chest.

If you can assist with the identification of this man, call Detective Jeff Brown, 239-477-1000.

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Body found in south Fort Myers pond

Lee County investigators have not yet identified a man whose body was found in a south Fort Myers retention pond Wednesday morning.

Around 8:20 a.m., someone notified deputies of a possible body floating in a pond by a gatehouse on Renaissance Way. Detectives said nothing at the scene indicated foul play.

Sheriff’s Office spokeswoman Sgt. Stephanie Eller said investigators took fingerprints from the white man but have not otherwise been able to identify him. An autopsy will be performed to determine cause of death.

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