Wildlife officer finds body of hunter reported missing in Tampa Bay area
February 28, 2012
NEW PORT RICHEY, Fla. — State wildlife officials say they've
found the body of a hunter reported missing in the Tampa Bay area.
According to the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation
Commission, David Smowton was reported missing Monday. His brother
told authorities that the 56-year-old Sarasota man had planned a
hunting trip Saturday in the Green Swamp West Wildlife Management
Area in Pasco County, but he had not returned.
been hunting small game with a shot gun.
Tuesday that a state wildlife officer found Smowton's body about a
mile from his vehicle.
The Pasco County Sheriff's Office is
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