WINTER SPRINGS, Fla. – Winter Springs Commissioner Pam Carroll was found dead Monday in her home, according to officials.
Carroll was found dead by police officers who went to her home after she wasn't in attendance at a city commission meeting, Winter Springs Mayor Charles Lacey said.
Details about her death are not known.
"In her five years of service, this had never happened," Lacey said in a Facebook post. "No one was aware of plans for her to be absent, so this was very concerning."
Lacey said Carroll will be missed.
"There was no more giving member of our city than Pam," he said. "To list her contributions to us collectively and personally would be impossible. I'll miss her as a friend and a counselor who, literally, sat to my right."
"We are saddened to hear of the passing of Winter Springs Commissioner Pam Carroll, please keep her family, friends and members of our community in your thoughts," the Seminole County Sheriff's Office tweeted.
The city later released a statement about her death.
"It is with much sadness and heavy hearts that we announce the passing of Commissioner Pam Carroll. Commissioner Carroll was a dedicated public servant who always went above and beyond for her community and the people within. Her dedication and contributions to the City of Winter Springs were limitless.
"The fact that Commissioner Carroll was not present for the start of last night’s Winter Springs City Commission meeting alerted those of us who knew her that something must be wrong. Pam has always been there for the City of Winter Springs and its citizens. Sadly, our fears became reality. Pam’s untimely passing leaves vacant much more than a place in City Commission; it leaves a hole in the very fiber of our community.
"Pam will be deeply missed by us all. Our thoughts and prayers are with her family and those who had the prodigious pleasure of calling her friend."
We are saddened to hear of the passing of Winter Springs Commissioner Pam Carroll, please keep her family, friends and members of our community in your thoughts.
We are saddened to hear of the passing of Winter Springs Commissioner Pam Carroll, please keep her family, friends and members of our community in your thoughts.— Seminole County S.O. (@SeminoleSO) February 13, 2018
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