HARTFORD, Conn. -

A Southbury man attending a corporate conference has been found dead on a south Florida beach.

The Sun Sentinel reports that Jay Harper, a commercial cleaning franchise executive, was attending a corporate conference at Deerfield Beach, Fla.

Coverall Health-based Cleaning System of Deerfield Beach confirmed the death of the 47-year-old Harper on Thursday. He was a regional vice president.

The Broward Sheriff's Office said Harper's body washed ashore the Atlantic Ocean beach and was found at about 4 a.m. on Wednesday.

No other details were available.