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Probe into Ashley Olsen's death in Florence continues
epa05097130 Flowers are laid outside the apartment of 35-year-old US citizen Ashley Olsen in Florence, Italy, 11 January 2016. An autopsy will be carried out on 11 January 2016 as her Florentine boyfriend has been questioned by police. Investigators are focusing on meetings the woman had on the night between 07 - 08 January 2016 at the Montecarla club in Via de' Bardi, the last place where she was seen alive. EPA/MAURIZIO DEGL' INNOCENTI MAURIZIO DEGL' INNOCENTI—EPA

Echoes of Amanda Knox Case as American Woman Murdered in Italy

Jan 11, 2016

An autopsy was scheduled for Monday after a Florida woman was discovered strangled in her apartment in the Italian city of Florence, police said.

Ashley Olsen, 35, was found with bruises around her neck, prosecutor's office spokeswoman Maddalena Carosi told NBC News.

Local media reported that Olsen had been dead for several hours when she was found on a bed in the apartment in the Oltrarno district of Florence. Her body was identified by her father, according to Carosi.

The coroner's office that there was no evidence that Olsen had been sexually assaulted, Italian news agency ANSA reported.

Police were paying particular attention...

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