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She was found dead in a Florida sauna. What killed her?

Longboat Key police are investigating the death of a 54-year-old woman discovered in a sauna. According to Chief Pete Cummings, the cause of death was not natural.
Longboat Key police are investigating the death of a 54-year-old woman discovered in a sauna. According to Chief Pete Cummings, the cause of death was not natural.

Police are investigating a body found Jan. 23 in a sauna on Longboat Key.

According to Longboat Key Police Chief Pete Cummings, a 54-year-old woman was discovered in the 2600 block of Harbourside Drive.

He said the victim did not die a natural death.

“Our forensics team is working with the Sarasota County Sheriff’s Office’s forensics, so we’re investigating at the highest possible level,” Cummings said.

His department will meet again with the medical examiner Wednesday to determine the cause of death. Officials currently don’t know if the death was a homicide or a suicide.

The name of the victim has not been released.

Ryan Callihan: 941-745-7095, @RCCallihan

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