A woman found dead Wednesday morning in the parking lot of a Lewiston floral shop died of an apparent suicide, authorities said.

When police were called to investigated the death, they found nothing suspicious and determined that the woman, who was 57-years-old, had killed herself, Lewiston Lt. David St. Pierre said.

Her body has been sent to the Office of the Chief Medical Examiner to confirm the cause of the death, he said.

Her body was found in the parking lot at Roak the Florist at 791 Maine St., between the showroom and a greenhouse.

To reach a suicide prevention hotline, call 888-568-1112 or 800-273-TALK (8255), or visit www.suicidepreventionlifeline.org.

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Callie Ferguson

Callie Ferguson is an investigative reporter for the Bangor Daily News. She writes about criminal justice, police and housing.