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DNA identifies human head found by jogger in St. Pete in July

Posted at 1:36 PM, Apr 23, 2021

St. Petersburg Police say they've identified a head found by a jogger in early July 2020.

According to police, the remains are that of 80-year-old Donald Edward Coston. His cause of death is still under investigation, police say.

Coston's head was found near the intersection of 38th Ave. S and 31st St. S. near the I-275 overpass. The jogger who found the remains called police around 7 a.m. July 7.

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Police are trying to get information on the last few days of Conston's life. They're asking anyone with details on where he might have been to call them at 727-893-4823.

Anonymous tips can also be sent by texting the letters "SPPD" and tip information to TIP-411.