New Smyrna Beach cops: Woman's body found in park, possibly result of drug overdose

Woman's body found in Rocco Park in New Smyrna Beach, FL / Headline Surfer®Locator for Rocco Park in New Smyrna Beach / Headline Surfer®Headline Surfer® graphic / Rocco Park, 2490 Sunset Drive, shown here at left, is where the body of a woman was found early Tuesday.

NEW SMYRNA BEACH -- The body of a woman was found this morning at a city park in Turnbull Bay, New Smyrna Beach cops said.

The discovery was made just after 6 a.m. at the park, located at 2490 Sunset Drive, Master Sgt. Eugene Griffith said in a press release, adding her death may have resulted from a drug overdose. Her name or age was not released.

An autopsy is scheduled for Wednesday to try nd determine the manner and cause of death.

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