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Florida woman’s boyfriend taken in for questioning after her body was found inside his pool

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PALM CITY, FL– The Martin County Sheriff’s office is investigating after a 31-year-old woman was found dead at the bottom of a pool after drinking with her boyfriend and friends.
The discovery was made on January 2nd at 1345 SW Estates Place.
Authorities say the woman’s boyfriend 41-year-old Darin Whelan, contacted them around 7:00 after waking up to find his girlfriend dead in the deep end of his pool.
Whelan told authorities that he, his girlfriend Aja Morgan, and two friends had been drinking on a boat when Morgan became extremely intoxicated.
The group eventually arrived at Whelan’s home around 6:00 p.m. where Morgan tried to sober up. Whelan told officials that Morgan and their friend 30-year-old Gina Tomlinson began cooking while he and their other friend, 39-year-old Adam Jenny continued drinking.
At around 2:00 a.m., the friends went to bed while Whelan reported that he got into the pool.
Whelan told authorities that he fell asleep near the stairs at 3:00 a.m. When he eventually woke up, he found Morgan’s body.
The Criminal Investigations Division and Forensic Science Unit of the Sheriff’s office are now investigating Morgan’s death. Whelan has been taken into custody for further questioning.