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Deputies Suspect Foul Play in Death of Woman Found at Motel

Tuesday, the Sheriff's Office announced that it suspects foul play in the death of 24-year-old Destynee Nekole Burkes of Gulfport.

On Monday night the Pinellas County Sheriff's Office said a dead woman was found inside a La Quinta Motel in the Lealman area.

Tuesday, the Sheriff's Office announced that it suspects foul play in the death of 24-year-old Destynee Nekole Burkes of Gulfport. 

Deputies responded to the La Quinta Inn, located at 4999 34th St. N, Monday afternoon after motel staff discovered a female patron deceased in her room.

As crime scene specialists processed the room, authorities said it was discovered foul play might have been a contributing factor in Burkes' death.

Homicide detectives are currently following up on several leads obtained from witness accounts and evidence collected at the crime scene, a news release said.

Scott Jay January 09, 2013 at 12:39 PM
As usual Patch, great column with loads of valuable detail. I can totally see how the headline of foul play lines up with the body of the story about "stock secrets" and the lone word "said."

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