[UPDATE] Body Found in Southwood Pond, TPD Identifies Deceased

By: Amy Long; TPD Press Release
By: Amy Long; TPD Press Release

[UPDATE] 5-18 3:39 p.m.

Last night TPD responded to a pond in Southwood, near Dickenson and Four Oaks. The deceased has been confirmed to be Eddie Fields (34 year-old black male). The autopsy has been completed, with test results still pending. At this time, no foul play is suspected.

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[UPDATE] 5-18

As of 9:30am, TPD reports that there is no other information at this time, but they expect to have information this afternoon.

Stay with WCTV for details

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UPDATE 5-17 11:10 pm by Amy Long

Tallahassee, FL - Tallahassee police confirm that they received reports of a body in the pond in Southwood, near Dickenson and Four Oaks earlier today (5-17). A police spokesman confirms that a body was found and that an investigation is underway , but right now, that is all police will say.

People on the scene Tuesday night, were grief-stricken with the thought of someone they knew and loved dying in the water.

Police have not identified the body, but friends and family of Eddie Fields, 33, fear that it could be him.

Members of Fields' family say he told his wife he was going fishing, then hunting, on Sunday. (5-15). When Fields didn't come home Sunday night, his wife didn't worry, but Tuesday, his wife was hysterical at the edge of the pond.

Tuesday, Field's aunt says the family came to look for him and found his boat in the pond and truck parked in the subdivision.

Tallahassee police have not confirmed that the body is that of Fields, but his family says they are confident it's him.

Check back with WCTV.TV for updates.
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Tallahassee, FL, May 17, 2011 --

TPD responded to a report of a possible body in a pond in Southwood, near Dickenson and Four Oaks.

A body has been located. TPD is currently conducting a death investigation. There is no additional information available.

We'll keep you updated as soon as we hear more.


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