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Monday, January 25, 2021

Police investigating death of Texas woman in Florida

KEY WEST, Fla. (AP) — Detectives in Florida are looking into the death of a Texas woman at a beach as a possible homicide.

Key West police spokeswoman Alyson Crean said in a news release that authorities were called Friday night after 48-year-old Bill Baker pulled his companion, 38-year-old Candice Cooper from the ocean at Smathers Beach. She says police are looking into suspicious circumstances.

Crean says Baker told investigators he spotted Cooper, of Lindale, Texas, floating and unresponsive in the water. He brought her to shore and called 911.

The report says Baker began CPR and she was then taken to a hospital, where she was declared dead.

Crean says preliminary findings “indicate her death might be a homicide.”

No further details were immediately available.

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