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Woman charged with killing Fla. elderly benefactor
Woman charged with killing 67-year-old benefactor in Fla., hiding body under presents
By The Associated Press

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (AP) ' A woman has been charged with murder after authorities in Jacksonville, Fla., say she killed a 67-year-old family friend.

Michele O'Dowd's brother discovered her body Friday hidden under children's Christmas presents, a towel covering her bloody face.

Police arrested Patty Michelle White in South Carolina. Authorities say she'd been living there the past few months and allegedly returned to Jacksonville to rob the older woman.

Family members say they treated White as part of the family, helping her earn extra money by giving her odd jobs.

The Florida Times-Union ( ) reports White sometimes spent the night at the victim's home. She also knew the entry codes to the gated community.

On Friday, police say a debit card stolen from O'Dowd withdrew $1,000 at two bank ATMs. White was identified on surveillance photos.


Information from: The Florida Times-Union,

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