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No answers in woman's death in pool

She was found floating in the family's swimming pool on Sunday. Officials, however, don't suspect foul play.

By JANE MEINHARDT

© St. Petersburg Times, published April 25, 2000


SEMINOLE -- A preliminary investigation indicates foul play was not involved in the death of a Seminole woman found Sunday floating in her family's pool, wearing pajamas.

Pinellas County sheriff's spokeswoman Marianne Pasha said Monday that detectives are awaiting results of an autopsy to determine what caused the death of Krista Kyne, 44.

"At this point, it's an open death investigation," Pasha said.

A woman who answered the telephone at the Kynes' house at 8918 134th St. N Monday declined to comment.

William E. Kyne, 42, discovered his wife's body in the pool at 9 a.m. Sunday, Pasha said. While the couple's daughter called 911, he pulled his wife out of the pool.

Mrs. Kyne was dead when paramedics arrived. It was unclear Monday how long she had been in the water.

According to sheriff's reports, Kyne last saw his wife in bed Sunday. She was wearing blue-and-white striped pajamas when he found her in the pool.

"Her husband related that she had had a restless night," Pasha said. "He stated that she has occasionally had trouble sleeping, and that he saw her in bed at 2 a.m."

Kyne told deputies he was awakened by a telephone call Sunday morning, realized his wife was not in bed and found her in the pool.

Pasha said Kyne told investigators that his wife had expressed some disappointment at having recently lost her job. Reports do not indicate what her occupation was.

Records show the Kynes were married 22 years ago.

Kyne owns 5 Star Automotive at 2150 First Ave. S in St. Petersburg.

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