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St. Petersburg police identify wristband; still seeking tips in nearly fatal attack

ST. PETERSBURG — Police said they've identified the establishment that uses the wristband found on a woman who was severely beaten, then possibly left to drown near Coquina Key.

But they won't say which establishment it belongs to, as detectives continue to investigate what they're calling an attempted homicide.

The 38-year-old victim was found at 7:50 a.m. Saturday, police said, badly beaten and partially clothed, in the waters of a bayou at the Coquina Key Dog Park, 3595 Locust St. SE. Passersby found the woman and called for help.

Police released a photo of the wristband on Wednesday, hoping a tip would lead them to identify the band's issuer.

They got the information they needed after a tipster saw a photo of the wristband online around 4 p.m. Wednesday, according to police spokesman Bill Proffitt.

The victim, who was not identified, remains hospitalized and was last reported in critical condition.

Anyone with information about this case should call police at (727) 893-7780. Anonymous tipsters can call (727) 892-5000 or text police at (727) 420-8911.

St. Petersburg police identify wristband; still seeking tips in nearly fatal attack 12/31/09 [Last modified: Thursday, December 31, 2009 1:24pm]
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