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Woman strangled to death with USB cable during sex-game gone wrong

Ashley Olsen
Ashley Olsen

The body of 35-year-old Ashley Olsen was discovered in an apartment in Florence, Italy on the 10th of January.

She was covered in scratches and had been strangled with a USB cable during a “kinky sex game” gone wrong.

A post mortem determined that the Florida woman died from strangulation after taking part in a “consensual, erotic sex game.”

Italian police have arrested a 25-year-old Senegalese man who is reportedly known for drugs-related issues, in connection with the death.

It is alleged that he is known to the victim.

Ms Olsen’s body was discovered by her boyfriend who asked the landlord to open her apartment after he had not heard from her for a number of days.

Local TV reports said the body was found in the bed and was later identified by the victim's father, who teachers at a Florence school.

Reports indicate that Olsen had sex before her death and there were no signs of a struggle.

It is believed that she visited a local nightclub on the night she died, leaving at 5:30am to meet a man, believed to be the Senegalese migrant.

Investigators have confirmed that Olsen’s 42-year-old boyfriend Frederico Fiorentini is not a suspect.

He said in a statement: "We are devastated that our precious Ashley has passed away resulting from a horrible and senseless crime.

"She was a beautiful and creative young woman with a happy, exuberant and generous soul, and she loved life in Florence.

"We are heartbroken that she was taken from us."

Investigations are ongoing.