TAMPA POLICE IDENTIFY RECOVERED BODY AS WOMAN MISSING MORE THAN TWO MONTHS
The body found on Friday under a floating dock near Water Works Park has been identified as Deborah Saucier, who has been missing since January 8. Her family has been notified.
DATE/TIME: Missing since 1/8/2019 at 9:00 a.m. Found on March 15, 2019 at 11:32 a.m.
LOCATION: 1710 N Highland Ave. at Water Taxi Dock #16
DECEASED: Deborah Washington Saucier, 62 (DOB: 11/23/56
On Friday, March 15, at approximately 11:32 a.m. the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission was called out to Water Taxi Dock #16 on the Hillsborough River to investigate something lodged under the floating dock. It was determined that it was a body. The TPD dive team responded to recover the body. Since the recovery, the Medical Examiner's Office and TPD detectives have been working to positively identify the body. That identification was confirmed today. There are no signs of foul play.
Deborah Saucier's family last saw her on the morning of January 8 leaving her home. Her vehicle was found abandoned near Julian B Lane Park in the 1000 block N. Boulevard. She was considered missing and endangered due to medical conditions that required medication. A Silver Alert was activated.
The investigation determined that she had been at the Seminole Hard Rock Casino the day she was last seen. Tampa Police released video of Ms. Saucier at the casino in the hopes that someone would recall seeing her that day and could help locate her.
Since she was reported missing, TPD detectives worked with Ms. Saucier's family and searched for video in the area where her car was abandoned. At this time several questions remain unanswered, including how Ms. Saucier ended up in the Hillsborough River.