Man found dead near Key Largo houseboat

Friend finds body of Timothy Johnson, 53, floating in water


KEY LARGO, Fla. – A man was found dead in the water next to his houseboat Saturday afternoon, according to the Monroe County Sheriff's Office.

Sheriff's spokeswoman Becky Herrin said the body of Timothy Johnson, 53, was found floating in the water near the Murray Nelson Government Center in Key Largo shortly after 3:30 p.m.

A friend discovered the body after he noticed Johnson's dog swimming to shore and thought there might be something wrong. The man went out to Johnson's houseboat, where he found the body face down in the water.

Friends told deputies they last saw Johnson in his dinghy on his way to his houseboat Friday night.

No foul play is suspected. An autopsy will be performed to determine the cause of his death.

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