Body found in car at Red Lobster ID’d as missing Osceola woman

Detectives issued Purple Alert for Catrina Ashley, 41, earlier this week

Catrina Ashley, who deputies issued a Purple Alert for before reporting her “found” on Wednesday, was discovered at the Red Lobster on 7780 W. Irlo Bronson Memorial Highway by deputies after they responded to a report of a suspicious incident.

KISSIMMEE, Fla. – A woman found dead inside a vehicle at a Red Lobster parking lot in Kissimmee was identified Thursday as a 41-year-old initially reported missing and later found earlier this week, according to the Osceola County Sheriff’s Office.

Catrina Ashley, who deputies issued a Purple Alert for before reporting her “found” on Wednesday, was discovered at the Red Lobster on 7780 W. Irlo Bronson Memorial Highway by deputies after they responded to a report of a suspicious incident.

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Detectives said they are currently investigating the cause of death. There appears to be no threat to the public.

Anyone with information is asked to call the sheriff’s office at 407-348-2222.

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A woman found dead inside a vehicle at a Red Lobster parking lot in Kissimmee was identified Thursday as a 41-year-old initially reported missing and later found earlier this week, according to the Osceola County Sheriff’s Office.

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