The family of Patrick Mullins has released a statement after a body pulled from the Manatee River near Emerson Point on Tuesday was tentatively identified as the missing Bradenton man and Palmetto High teacher.
after going out in his boat Jan. 27. An autopsy was being performed Wednesday morning to try and determine the cause of death, as well as to make a positive identification, the Manatee County Sheriff's Office said.
The statement is as follows:
The family of Patrick Mullins is in mourning. We request your understanding and compassion in giving us our privacy at this time. We wish to thank from the bottom of our hearts all the many loving and concerned individuals and organizations that have contributed their efforts and resources to resolving his disappearance.
The Mullins Family
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