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Gibsonton woman's January death ruled a homicide

RIVERVIEW — A Gibsonton woman whose nude body was found in January behind a Riverview shopping plaza was the victim of a homicide, according to the Hillsborough County Medical Examiner.

An autopsy and toxicology examination after the Jan. 18 death of 21-year-old Meaghan E. Casady revealed she was intentionally killed, the medical examiner's office said Monday. But authorities did not disclose her exact cause of death.

"We have not made an arrest," said Hillsborough County sheriff's spokeswoman Cristal Bermudez Nunez. "Our case is still active."

A truck driver found Casady's body about 7:20 a.m. behind the Summerfield Shopping Plaza at 11323 Big Bend Road. The body appeared to have been there since early that morning or late the previous night, officials said.

Authorities said at the time there were no obvious signs of homicidal violence to her body.

Gibsonton woman's January death ruled a homicide 03/31/14 [Last modified: Monday, March 31, 2014 5:51pm]

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