EX-BUCCANEERS star Vincent Jackson, 38, has been found dead in a hotel room by a housekeeper after being reported missing, say cops.
Sheriff Chad Chroniste said: "My heart aches for the many loved ones Vincent Jackson leaves behind, from his wife and children to the Buccaneers nation that adored him."
The Hillsborough County Sheriff's Office said on Facebook that it is investigating the death of Jackson.
He was found dead on Monday, February 15, at the Homewood Suites in Palm River Road, Brandon.
According to hotel staff, Jackson, who is a South Tampa resident, checked into the hotel on January 11 and had been staying in a room since that date.
On February 10, the sheriffs spoke with Jackson’s family members who called to report that he was missing.
A formal report was filed on February 11.
The following day, February 12, HCSO located Jackson at the Homewood Suites and spoke with him.
But, after "assessing Jackson’s well-being, the missing persons case was canceled," the force said.
The Facebook post added that the sports star was tragically found dead at "about 11.30am on February 15 in his hotel room by a housekeeper.
"There are no apparent signs of trauma.
"The Hillsborough County Medical Examiner’s Office will determine the cause of death, as well as officially identify Jackson’s remains based on dental or DNA records.
"HCSO has notified Jackson’s next of kin of his passing."
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