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Body Found in La Quinta Motel

A 24-year-old woman was found dead Monday.

The Pinellas County Sheriff's Office is investigating a homicide at La Quinta Motel in the Lealman area.

Officials say 24-year-old Destynee Nekole Burkes of Gulfport was found dead in a motel room at 4999 34th St. North. The motel  is in the Lealman area.

Pinellas County Sheriff's Office Detectives are currently on scene and interviewing people.

Wendy January 08, 2013 at 05:48 PM
She was a lovely, intelligent young woman who had been accepted into SPC's nursing program and planned to become an RN. We will miss her. My heart goes out to her family.
Trish January 08, 2013 at 08:32 PM
Destynee was a beautiful and quiet young woman. She was my neighbor over 10 years ago. She will be missed. My heart and prayers go out to her mom and family. May GOD bless the family. Trish

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