Fla. Deputy who Found Dead Woman 'with Chemical Substance' Hospitalized

Feb. 9, 2024
A Broward County sheriff's deputy was taken to the hospital as a precaution after investigating a call concerning a missing woman who was found dead inside a car "with a chemical substance."

WESTON, FL — A missing woman was found dead in a car with a “chemical substance” Friday morning, according to the Broward Sheriff’s Office, and the deputy who found the person was hospitalized as a precaution.

Deputies had responded to a home on North Ocean Drive in Lauderdale-by-the-Sea to do a welfare check on a possible missing person, spokesperson Gerdy St. Louis said in an email. When they arrived at the home, no one answered.

They then learned that the person’s car was near the 31000 block of Everglades Parkway in Weston, St. Louis said.  A BSO Weston district deputy responded a little after 11:30 a.m. and found the person “inside the car with a chemical substance.”

The person, who was not identified, was pronounced dead at the scene.

Paramedics took the deputy to a nearby hospital “as a precaution,” St. Louis said. She did not provide further details about the chemical.

The BSO Crime Scene and Homicide Units are investigating.

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