The FBI has identified a woman's body found stuffed in a trash bag, wrapped in bedding, by fisherman off of Florida's Gulf Coast on December 10. According to the FBI’s Tampa Field Office, the victim was Heather Rose Strickland, 34, a resident of the Clearwater-St. Petersburg area.

The brief disappearance of Heather Rose Strickland

Heather vanished sometime after she was last seen on December 5th. Even though she wasn't necessarily reported missing, she had recently fallen out of contact with her loved ones.

According to her parents, she struggled with drug and mental health issues and was going through "a tough time." Just days after she was last seen, her body was pulled from the coastal waters of southeastern Florida by fisherman.

A suspicious death

Authorities haven't confirmed or denied whether or not heather Rose Strickland was murdered. However, the FBI has acknowledged her death as "suspicious" and is currently awaiting toxicology test results before releasing a cause of death.