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November 19, 2004

N E W S   R E L E A S E

The Okaloosa County Sheriff's Office is investigating the death of a woman in rural north Okaloosa county early this morning (Thursday morning).

An autopsy performed this afternoon did not provide either a cause or manner of death of Carol Ostrander, age 51 (12-31-1952), of Milligan, pending laboratory results.

Deputies were summoned to the vicinity of a campfire off Ellis Road at 12:36 Thursday morning, where Ms. Ostrander's neighbors had discovered her lying near the fire. She and others had been around the fire most of the evening.

The circumstances of the death have not yet been determined.


for more information, contact Sgt. Rick Hord, Public Information Officer

(850) 651-7420