Body found in creek identified as St. Pete woman, death treated as suspicious

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (WFLA) – Detectives in St. Pete are investigating after the body of a woman was found in a creek near a field.

Melissa Higgins (St. Petersburg PD)

The woman was identified on Sunday as Melissa Higgins, 40.

Higgins’ body was found near the Jet Jackson Recreation Center at 1000 28th Street South Saturday.

On Sunday, detectives announced they are treating this as a suspicious death.

They say her body may have been in the water for over 24 hours.

No other information has been released.

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