ST. PETERSBURG — A dead woman pulled from Lake Maggiore on Christmas Day was murdered, police said Tuesday.
Detectives identified her as Stacia Berman, 42, a transient.
She died from blunt force trauma to the upper body, according to the Pinellas-Pasco Medical Examiner's Office.
Officers found her body floating in the water just after 3:30 p.m. Sunday near the 2800 block of 13th Street S. A witness had seen the body and called 911.
Anyone with information about the case is asked to call homicide detectives at (727)893-7780 or the tip line at (727)892-5000.