Port Orange cops: Woman's body floating in Halifax River near Peninsula Drive

Port Orange cop investigating homicide: Womn' body floating in Halifax River / Headline Surfer®Headline Surfer® graphic /
A woman's body found floating in the Halifax River in the vicinity of the Seven Seas Marina in Port Orange as shown in this locator map is being treated as an active homicide investigation. The woman's' ID is known to Port Orange cops, who are withholding it until her immediate family members are contacted.
 

PORT ORANGE, Fla. -- The body of a woman was found floating in the Halifax River early Wednesday near the Seven Seas Marina at 3300 S. Peninsula Drive, police said.

Here's a synopsis of what cops came across as described in an email to HeadlineSurfer.com from Port Orange Police Lt. Scott Brozio: "Responding officers found an unidentified female floating in the vicinity of the marina. Port Orange Detectives responded to the scene and the Volusia County Medical Examiner’s Office was contacted to remove the deceased."

Here's a synopsis of what cops came across as described in an email to HeadlineSurfer.com from Port Orange Police Lt. Scott Brozio: "Responding officers found an unidentified female floating in the vicinity of the marina. Port Orange Detectives responded to the scene and the Volusia County Medical Examiner’s Office was contacted to remove the deceased."

An autopsy was planned later in the morning to try and determine the cause of death. The victim's name is known to cops, but is being withheld from the media until family members are contacted, Brozio said, adding the investigation is active and ongoing.

Anyone with information on the homicide is asked to call Port Orange Police Detective Michael Wallace at 386-506-5885.

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