Body of woman found floating in Port Orange ditch

Workers find body of Deborah D. Lane in water

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PORT ORANGE, Fla. - A woman's body was found floating in water in a ditch near a Port Orange shopping plaza, police said.

The body of 55-year-old Deborah D. Lane, of Port Orange, was discovered around 10 a.m. Friday by workers near the 1600 block of Dunlawton Avenue in front of the Shoppes at Yorktown Plaza.

Police said on Monday that an autopsy showed her cause of death as drowning.  The manner of death was ruled as accidental, police said.

Lane's body was found face-down in a few feet of water, Port Orange police said.

No other details were known.

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