Missing woman found dead behind bookcase

November 26, 2006

NEW PORT RICHEY, Fla. -- A woman's body was found wedged upside-down behind a bookcase in the home she shared with relatives who had spent nearly two weeks looking for her.

A spokesman for the Pasco County sheriff's office said Mariesa Weber's death was not suspicious. Family members said they believe she fell over as she tried to adjust the plug of a television behind the bookshelf.

Weber, 38, returned home Oct. 28 and greeted her mother, then wasn't seen again.

On Nov. 9, Weber's sister went into her bedroom and looked behind a bookcase, where she saw the woman's foot.

The sheriff's office said Weber appeared to have died because she was unable to breathe in the position she was in.

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