Woman’s body, 2 live monkeys found in Florida motel
Authorities found the capuchin monkeys contained in a crate, the North Port Police Department said in a statement.
Police identified the woman as Linda Marie Smith, 59, of Arcadia, Florida. She was found at a Budget Inn in North Port on Friday
“There was no obvious signs of trauma to Smith’s body,” police said. “The cause of death is undetermined at this point. The medical examiner will soon conduct an autopsy.”
An incoherent man, who was in the room with her, received medical attention and is being questioned. Police did not release his identity or what the note said.
The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission is taking care of the monkeys.