South Florida police ID burned body

Published: Wednesday, January 6, 2010 at 2:16 p.m.
Last Modified: Wednesday, January 6, 2010 at 2:16 p.m.

NORTH MIAMI, Fla. — Police have identified a burned body found in a North Miami trash can as that of a 26-year-old Michigan woman.

Authorities say they used dental records to identify Paula Sladewski, whose burning body was found Sunday night.

North Miami police spokesman Lt. Neal Cuevas told The Miami Herald that Sladewski and her boyfriend were staying in a Miami Beach hotel during their visit to South Florida. Sladewski's boyfriend reported her missing Monday, telling authorities he became separated from her at a Miami club over the weekend.

A cause of death hasn't been released.

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