Italian police probe slaying of American woman in Florence

January 10, 2016 2:04 PM

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FLORENCE, Italy — Police have questioned the friends of an American found dead in her Florence apartment as Italy’s expat community is expressing hope that the case won’t turn into another Amanda Knox-style, headline-grabbing murder investigation.

Police opened a murder investigation Saturday after 35-year-old Ashley Olsen of Summer Haven, Florida, was found dead, her neck bruised and scratched.

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