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Police investigating mysterious death of an American woman in Italy

Police investigating mysterious death of an American woman in Italy

Italian police on Sunday were investigating the death of an American woman whose naked body was discovered in her home in Florence.

Ashley Olsen, 35, from Summer Haven, Fla., who moved to Florence from the United States three years ago, was found strangled on Saturday in her one-bedroom apartment in the arty Santo Spirito district of the Tuscan city, authorities said.

The case is being handled by Giacinto Profazio — the same detective who initially ran the investigation into the killing of British student Meredith Kercher in Perugia, Italy, in 2007, which led to the conviction and imprisonment of her American roommate, Amanda Knox.

Knox and her former...

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