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Skeleton of Claudia Murphy Found in Coconut Creek

Officials have confirmed that a decomposed body discovered by hikers in Coconut Creek's Tradewinds Park yesterday is 45-year-old Claudia Murphy, who was last seen wandering away from a Margate restaurant in March, according to NBC Miami.

Murphy's family spent weeks passing out fliers and searching for her; her husband, Frank Murphy, told New Times she had been suffering from "flu-type symptoms" that would occasionally leave her "totally out of it" but rejected rumors that she was suffering from amnesia and was lost.

While police initially thought her car had been taken, security footage surfaced several days after her disappearance showing her parking her BMW convertible behind the restaurant where it was found. Investigators are still investigating Murphy's cause of death, but we might never know what made her wander off in the first place.

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Rich Abdill

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