Adjuster Killed In Tampa, Foul Play Suspected

November 15, 2004

A Florida insurance adjuster was found slain in a river near a hurricane-damaged rental home she was supposed to inspect and the tenant was being questioned.

Katrina Anne Froeschle, 25, had been sent to the home on the Hillsborough River on Friday to inspect it for Farm Bureau Insurance after the owner reported storm damage to roof.

She contacted her boss by cell phone as she headed to the house. Her family reported her missing Saturday when they were unable to reach her. Her body was found in the river behind the house later Saturday. An autopsy showed she had suffered blunt force trauma to her upper body.

Police arrested the home’s 27-year-old tenant, Jason Funk, on drug charges Sunday after officers said they found 19 marijuana plants growing in the house. Detectives say he is “a person of interest” in Froeschle’s slaying, but he has not been charged with her death.

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