Police identify body found floating in Tampa Bay near the Mahaffey Theater

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla - St. Petersburg Police have identified the body of a man found floating in Tampa Bay on Thursday.

Police said it is that of 73-year-old George Lee Babec of St. Petersburg.

A passer-by spotted Babec's body around 5:15 p.m. just offshore from the Mahaffey Theater.

Babec was wearing a jogging suit and had identification on him.

Reports indicate no foul play, but a final report from the Medical Examiner's Office will determine the cause of death.

Detectives are having a difficult time locating Babec's next of kin and ask anyone who might have known him to contact investigators at (727) 893-4207.

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