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 later said she died of a drug overdose, which was deemed a suicide.

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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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