Deceased person, 2 monkeys found in North Port inn

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NORTH PORT, Fla. (WFLA) – North Port police are investigating a suspicious death.

North Port Police Department photo
North Port Police Department photo

A deceased woman, Linda Marie Smith, of Arcadia, was found in a room at the Budget Inn, 14000 Tamiami Trail. Police said Smith had no obvious signs of trauma. The cause of death has not been determined.

Two capuchin monkeys were found in cages in the room. They were given to the Florida Fish and Wildlife Commission and are healthy, police said.

A man found in the room was incoherent. He received medical attention and is being questioned.

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