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Bradenton woman found dead by coworker after she didn't return to work from lunch

Posted: 5:20 PM, Apr 13, 2018
Updated: 2018-04-14 03:17:05Z

Manatee County Detectives are investigating after a woman was found dead by a coworker outside her residence in Bradenton.

At about 3:00 p.m., deputies responded to the call at the carport of a residence at the 6900 block of Cortez Rd. W in Bradenton, a mobile home at Royal Garden Estates.

The co-worker discovered the woman when she went back to her residence to look for her after she didn't come back to work after lunch.

Detectives have detained a person of interest, who is known to the victim, but he hasn't been charged at this time.

"She was very kind, very nice," said neighbor Dolores Ditullio. "To realize that someone so close was in stress and needed help, was a little concerning to me. That I couldn't help her in any way."