Article Courtesy of WFTV Channel 9 Orlando
By Mike Manzoni
Published October 29, 2017
ORLANDO - 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.
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
The men hadn't visited the condo in about one year, Watrel said.
"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.