Woman identified after burned body found
Jordan Bowen reports
ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. – St. Petersburg police identified the body found on fire in an alley last week.
Monday, police said the body was identified as 31-year-old Heather Elizabeth Olmstead. County records show she has lived in Gulfport and Clearwater, and was most recently described as a transient in December 2021.
Last Thursday, fire crews responded to the alley behind the 2900 block of Emerson Avenue South around 12:30 a.m. After the flames were extinguished, officials said the body was revealed.
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When firefighters responded to a fire in a St. Pete alley early Thursday morning, they extinguished the flames — only to discover a burned body.
Police are continuing to investigate what led up to Olmstead’s death and an exact cause of death has not been determined.
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Anyone with information is asked to call St. Pete detectives at 727-893-7780.