Person found dead in water in Orange County, deputies say

Death investigation underway

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ORANGE COUNTY, Fla. – A man down call for service led deputies to find a person’s body submerged in a body of water Tuesday afternoon, according to the Orange County Sheriff’s Office.

Deputies said they received the call at about 3 p.m. on Rockwood/Defiance Avenue and found a dead person in the water near the roadway.

Two lakes are located in that area: Lake Mary Jess and Lake Jessamine.

A death investigation is underway.

A news release did not provide information about the person’s gender, identity or cause of death.