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Woman found dead by St. Petersburg fire crews identified

ST. PETERSBURG — Police identified the woman found dead in her apartment by fire crews battling a fire on Sunday afternoon as 63-year-old Rosa L. Floodquist.

Police, who were initially investigating the fire as suspicious, said there was no evidence of arson or homicidal violence, though it was not immediately known how she died.

Fire crews responded to Broadwater Apartments, 3615 37 St. S, about 4:40 p.m. The fire was confined to Apt. 10, authorities said. The cause of the fire is still under investigation.

While trying to extinguish the fire, firefighters found the body on the second floor of the building, said St. Petersburg Fire Rescue Lt. Joel Granata.

The complex, which opened a few months ago, offers housing to 12 people who have been chronically homeless, according to its website.

The apartments are a project undertaken by Boley Centers, which is a nonprofit agency that serves people with mental disabilities, the homeless and youth.

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Woman found dead by St. Petersburg fire crews identified 03/07/11 [Last modified: Monday, March 7, 2011 1:45pm]
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