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Woman found dead in Ocoee home ID'd

Police rule Mary Anne Zosel's death a homicide

OCOEE, Fla. – The death of a 63-year-old woman whose body was found inside an Ocoee home over the weekend has been ruled a homicide.

Ocoee police identified the woman Monday as Mary Anne Zosel.

According to police, officers went to a home on West Franklin Street at 12:30 a.m. Saturday to investigate a report of an injured woman. She died later at a hospital, police said.

Police said there were no signs of forced entry or a struggle. Police also said the culprit was likely someone Zozel trusted and possibly knew.

"We know that there was no forced entry so we are concluding or suspecting it was  either somebody that she knew or it was a family member or someone she may have met and brought home to help out," said Ocoee Police Department Spokesperson Lt. Mike Bryant. "But it was somebody who somehow got into the house, had her trust for a little while and for some reason the visit went bad."

No other details have been released, and an investigation is continuing, police said.

"I just hate to see what happened, what went wrong this morning and just hope for the best for them all," a neighbor said. "I come back outside and I seen all the action going on. That's when I seen it was at my buddy's house at the time."

Jenna Bell says Zozel was a sweet neighbor and says police were at the house for hours into the next day investigating.

"I mean that's really sad," said next door neighbor Jenna Bell. "It's scary. I mean I can't believe it. I really couldn't believe it."

Anyone with information about Zosel's death is asked to call the Ocoee Police Department at 407-905-3160 or Crimeline at 800-423-TIPS.

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