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U.S. Sen. Bill Nelson asks State Dept.'s help in Tampa socialite's overseas murder

TAMPA — U.S. Sen. Bill Nelson on Monday asked Secretary of State Hillary Clinton to get the governments of India and Thailand working together to solve the case of a 52-year-old Tampa woman slain in a Bangkok hotel last month.

In a letter to Clinton, the Florida Democrat said authorities suspect a man from India in the death of Wendy Albano. But the governments of Thailand and India, where the suspect is believed to be hiding, still need to act on the information.

"As you can imagine, this delay is causing Wendy's family even greater distress," Nelson wrote. "They have asked me to request your assistance in this matter so that the suspect can be brought to justice quickly."

Albano, an interior decorator and South Tampa socialite, was stabbed and strangled Feb. 12. A hotel maid discovered her body.

U.S. Sen. Bill Nelson asks State Dept.'s help in Tampa socialite's overseas murder 03/12/12 [Last modified: Tuesday, March 13, 2012 11:30am]

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