A Florida spa that has been in operation for more than 40 years is trying to find a new name for the business that she has been a part of for more 20 years.
The Broward County Sheriffs Office has identified the woman who died at her Broward Beauty Salon as Ashley Ann White, but it was not immediately clear what her cause of death was.
Her death is under investigation and no other information was immediately available.
In a statement on its website, the salon said it is in “total shock” and will continue to work to reopen.
“Our thoughts and prayers are with Ashley’s family and friends at this time.
The entire Broward community is mourning the loss of our dear friend Ashley Ann,” the statement said.
White, whose real name is Annabelle K. White, started her own business in 1998 in Coconut Creek, Florida.
It was one of only two remaining spa in the state.
There was no mention on the salon’s website that White worked at the spa and that the former owner was named on a death certificate as Ashley White.
White had been hospitalized in April and was given a liver transplant to help her recover from a viral infection.
She had been at the Broward salon for a few days when she got sick and stopped working.
She was then taken to Broward Health Center in St. Petersburg, where she died the following day.
At the time, her employer, Sheri White, was not named as an employee.
White and her family said they do not know what caused her illness, but said they are trying to recover.
They said they believe she contracted the virus while at the salon, but that there are no clear links between her illness and the other employees who died.
The Browards Sheriffs office said it was still trying to determine what happened to White’s body and is cooperating with state investigators.
For now, the Browards office said, it is not offering any financial assistance to White.