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Woman found dead in burning trash bin in Largo has been identified

LARGO — The woman whose body was found in a burning trash bin on Oct. 9 has been identified as Jennifer Lee Guthrie, Largo police said Monday.

Guthrie, 26, was found in the charred debris of the bin at 14147 Walsingham Road. She was homeless, which made it difficult to notify her relatives, police said.

Police had previously said she was 27 years old.

The cause of the fire is still under investigation, said Largo police spokesman Lt. Mike Loux.

A preliminary autopsy report by the Pinellas County Medical Examiner's Office indicated there were no signs of trauma on the woman's body other than severe burns. A state fire marshal arson-detecting dog found no accelerants, police said.

Investigators are asking anyone who may have information on what happened to contact Largo police at (727) 587-6730.

Woman found dead in burning trash bin in Largo has been identified 10/18/10 [Last modified: Monday, October 18, 2010 5:21pm]
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