• Deputies identify body found at Tymber Skan apartments in August as missing woman

    By: Mike Manzoni


    ORLANDO, Fla. - Orange County deputies said Saturday the woman whose severely decomposed body was found in an abandoned condominium at Tymber Skan apartments in early August was 30-year-old Andrea Powell.

    A relative of Powell who had contacted investigators to say the family hadn't heard from her in several months recognized the jewelry found with her body, deputies said. 

    As part of the investigation into her death, detectives would like to hear from anyone who had any contact with Powell before she was discovered dead. 

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    Deputies have classified this as an active death investigation since Powell's body was too decomposed for the medical examiner to determine her cause of death. 

    A $5,000 reward is being offered for information in the case.

    Two men discovered her body on Aug. 8 on the floor of a unit they own at the Tymber Skan condominium complex, Sheriff's Office spokeswoman Jane Watrel said.

    The men hadn't visited the condo in about one year, Watrel said.

    Read: Deputies: Severely decomposed body found in Tymber Skan apartment

    Watch a news conference about Powell's jewelry below:

    Deputies said the woman had her tongue pierced and was wearing a silver ring on her left finger.

    "We've talked to people in Tymber Skan, and they have talked to us," Orange County Detective Brian Savelli said during a news conference Thursday. "They have been cooperating. But, at this point, we just don't know who she is."

    Anyone who made contact with Powell before she died is asked to call Crimeline at 407-423-8477.

    A tip that leads to an arrest could qualify for a reward of up to $5,000, an amount typically offered in homicide cases.

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