Deputies believe a man found dead committed suicide by jumping off the Sunshine Skyway Bridge on Wednesday afternoon, according to the Hillborough County Sheriff's Office.

Deputies went to the bridge at 4:10 p.m. because of a report by a Florida Highway Patrol trooper of an abandoned, running vehicle at the top of the bridge, according to Debbie Carter, spokeswoman for the Hillsborough County Sheriff's Office.

Carl Parks, 55, was the owner of the vehicle and was reported missing from Collier County, according to Carter.

Carter said after a search the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission found the body of Parks shortly after about 2.5 miles east of the Skyway.

Deputies currently believe it will be ruled a suicide, Carter said.