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Missing woman found uninjured in West Pasco Medical Center

Missing woman found in medical center

TAMPA — A woman missing since early Monday was found Tuesday afternoon at the West Pasco Medical Center, authorities said. Lara Lei Niemela, 25, had no injuries and was not involved in a crime, the Hillsborough Sheriff's Office reported.

Plant High student hit by car in street

TAMPA — A Plant High student was taken to Tampa General Hospital with injuries that weren't life-threatening on Tuesday after she was struck by a car at the same intersection where another student was critically injured two years ago.

Lindsey Lamb, 14, of Tampa was crossing against the light at Dale Mabry Highway and San Carlos Street at 3:30 p.m., Tampa police reported. She walked in front of a bus but failed to check the other lane.

Olga Julian-Median, 32, of Tampa hit her with her 1999 Chevy Tracker.

In 2006, Arielle Serrano, 14, suffered brain injures after being struck by a car in the intersection. She died in June.

Body in burning SUV identified as owner

TAMPA — The body found inside a burning sport utility vehicle Saturday in Thonotosassa has been identified as the SUV owner, James Patrick Fry, 47, of 3011 Gandy Blvd. in Tampa.

The cause of death is under investigation, but his identity was confirmed through dental records, said Hillsborough sheriff's spokesman J.D. Callaway. Fry was found early Saturday in the middle of an orange grove.

Times staff

Missing woman found uninjured in West Pasco Medical Center 08/26/08 [Last modified: Tuesday, August 26, 2008 11:25pm]
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