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Man found beaten to death in St. Pete parking lot, arrest made: Police

Posted: 8:37 AM, Jan 14, 2020
Updated: 2020-01-17 10:00:23-05
St. Pete death investigation

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. — Police in St. Pete say an arrest has been made after a man was found beat to death in a parking lot on Tuesday.

Scott Jenks, 48, was found dead in the lot at 1144 94th Ave. N. after police received a call that a man was down at about 4:40 a.m.

Detectives say Jenks was at The Sports Bar in the plaza before his death. On Thursday, police announced that Kristoff King, 36, was arrested for Jenks' death.

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King is facing first-degree murder charges. Police have not released any other information because the investigation is still very active.