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Authorities believe woman found near Brooksville committed suicide

BROOKSVILLE — A woman found dead near Ernie Wever Youth Park apparently committed suicide, the Hernando County Sheriff's Office said Monday.

Family members found the body of Tonya McCoy Hudson, 40, about 1:30 p.m. Sunday near the park at 19473 Youth Drive, north of Brooksville. Hudson's family hadn't heard from her since she left her Ponce De Leon Boulevard residence to go for a walk about 3 p.m. Thursday, according to the Sheriff's Office.

A preliminary investigation indicated Hudson killed herself, but the cause and manner of death will not be confirmed until an autopsy has been performed and the medical examiner completes its final report, the Sheriff's Office said.

Authorities believe woman found near Brooksville committed suicide 01/13/14 [Last modified: Monday, January 13, 2014 10:22am]

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