Missing 41-year-old woman found dead in Kissimmee restaurant parking lot

A 41-year-old woman who went missing last week was found dead in a vehicle parked at a Kissimmee restaurant this week.

On Wednesday, Osceola County Sheriff’s Office deputies responded to a report of a suspicious incident in the parking lot of the Red Lobster located at 7780 W. Irlo Bronson Memorial Highway in Kissimmee.

Upon arrival, deputies located a vehicle with a deceased occupant who was identified as 41-year-old Catrina Ashley.

Ashley had been declared missing after she left work early last week. She was last seen by her daughter leaving their home at approximately 7:30 a.m. on Tuesday, July 26 to head to her job at a local Hilton. She arrived at work and left early at around 1 p.m., according to co-workers.

The sheriff’s office and Orange County Medical Examiner’s office are currently investigating the cause of death.

Anyone with information related to the case is asked to contact the Osceola County Sheriff’s Office at 407-348-2222.

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