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Police ID body in ditch as missing Clearwater woman


Published:   |   Updated: August 10, 2014 at 08:29 PM

Clearwater Police have identified a body found in a ditch Saturday as 41-year-old Lydia Ann Tross.

Tross had been reported missing from her home at 2075 N. Highland Ave. on Aug. 5, police said.

A passer-by found the body shortly after 4:30 p.m. in a grassy ditch west of the Pinellas Trail and north of Fairmont Street, police said.

Detectives originally said they could not determine the age or race of the victim due to the decomposition. The cause of death is still under investigation by the Pinellas County Medical Examiner’s office.

Clearwater police are seeking information from anyone who might have seen Tross since she was reported missing last Tuesday. Anyone with information in the case should call (727) 562-4242.

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