The oldest park in Tampa Palms is back open to the public, after detectives from the Tampa Police Department (TPD) closed off the park the evening of January 17, when the body of a man who apparently committed suicide was found in a car in the park’s parking lot.

According to a TPD report, Jason Charles Low, 39, a Tampa Palms resident, pulled his car into Amberly Park’s parking lot at Amberly Dr. and Burchette Rd. a little before 4 p.m.

While parked, Low, who lived at 5114 Sterling Manor Dr., sat in his car and brought a .38 caliber revolver to his chin and shot himself in the head, said the report. He was already deceased when he was found by TPD.

TPD homicide detectives and the Hillsborough County Medical Examiner responded to the scene of the incident and closed off the park. It was reported that more than 10 TPD officers also responded to the call. At our press time, no next of kin had been located by TPD.

Low lived a little more than a mile from Amberly Park.

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