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Police find dead woman, unconscious man in St. Petersburg apartment

ST. PETERSBURG — Police said they do not believe the death of a woman found with an unconscious man Tuesday night in an apartment on the city's north side is a homicide.

Police responding to a noise complaint about 9 p.m. found the door open at No. 1314 at Crosswinds Apartments, 500 110th Ave. N. A woman, identified as Debra M. Ranney, 57, was dead and her boyfriend, Archbald Curran, 50, was unconscious. The couple lived together at the apartment.

The woman's death at first was considered suspicious. That had changed by Wednesday afternoon, police said.

An initial exam of the woman's body showed no signs of trauma, police said. The cause of death was not immediately determined.

"Short of there being something else showing up in toxicology, there doesn't seem to be any sign of homicidal violence," said Mike Puetz, spokesman for the St. Petersburg Police Department.

Curran was taken to a local hospital, police said, but it was later determined that his unconsciousness was the result of intoxication. Detectives questioned and later released him.

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